The SWO Oilseed Rape Breeding Programme and

Report
The SWO Rape Breeding
Programme &
Introduction to
Trinity
Pieter de Groot
Lantmännen SW
Seed
SWO Structure
Joint Venture created in 2009:
SW WINTER OILSEED AB
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Why SWO ?
 Objectives
1. Create an efficient,
1. Breeding competitive
sustainable & competitive
WOSR varieties for the
OSR breeding programme
wider European market
 Strategy
1. Combine the breeding
programmes of the 3
2. 3rd Party variety
representation
3. Synergy development in
partners to produce a
seed production
single European wide
4. Sales and Licensing
programme
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 Activities
under existing brands:
Florimond-Desprez
 Leading French breeder
 Family owned
 770 employees
 T.O.2010 > € 160 million
50% France
40% Rest of Europe
10% rest of world
 Breeding programmes
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Wheat & Triticale
Durum Wheat
Barley
Sugar & fodder beet,
Peas, Chicory, & Lucerne
Lantmännen SW Seed
 Owned by 35,000 Swedish
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farmers,
Operate in 22 countries
Over 10 000 employees
2012 T.O. = €4.5 billion
One of the Nordic area’s largest
Groups
• Food 38%, Energy 10%,
Machinery 24%, Agriculture 28%
 Breeding programmes
• All cereals, Oilseed rape,
Forage Crops, Potatoes, Salix
• Canola alliance with Viterra
• Research collaborations with
Keygene
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Elsoms Seeds
 Leading independent UK
plant breeder
 Family owned
 75 employees
 T.O.2010 €24 million
 Breeding programmes
• Wheat
• Oilseeds
• Vegetables
 UK Market Sales &
Marketing specialist
 Strong partnerships with
major breeders
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SWO Sales Areas
Elsoms Seeds
Lantmännen
SW Seed
Florimond-Desprez
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SWO Breeding Network
Svalöv
Harzhof
Spalding
Hadmersleben
SWO Station
SWO Trial
Partner Trial
Special Site
Houville
Levroux
Lectoure
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SWO OSR Official Trials Candidates 2013
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Breeding Projects
 Phoma
Developing varieties with
Increasing Europe wide problem
multigene resistance
Resistance to P1/P3 is breaking
combinations
down
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RLM 4 - 6 - 7 – 10 & LepR 1 – 4
 Light Leaf Spot
Increasingly important disease
Not just the “Scottish disease!”
A real problem in 2013……
SWO using Scottish sites for
rigorous testing.
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 Club Root
SWO strategy based on broad
genetic resistance
Breeding Projects
 Verticillium Wilt
• Thank you Dr Gladders !
• A significant and growing
problem across Northern
Europe.
• Data from GFP (European
breeders) project at Gottingen
University.
• Oase = resistant control
• Laser and Falcon =
susceptible controls
• Trinity has good resistance –
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Galileo parent has very good
resistance
Trinity performed excellently in
the Gottingen trials.
Trinity
 One of the first SWO varieties
 Open Pollinated Variety
 Parentage
market
 Also in trials in
• Galileo x Adriana
• Denmark
• Zeus is one of the “relatives”
• Poland
contributes towards the Verticillium
• Czech Republic
Wilt resistance.
• Slovak Republic
 Seed production
• UK
• Germany
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 Initially selected for the UK
• Estonia
• Lithuania

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