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Mixed cultivation of corn and beans wiith bee

Initial studies show: Mixed cultivation of corn and beans is conducive to insects

Einbeck, September 30, 2019: Last year KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA became the first major seed producer to offer mixed cultivation of corn and runner beans commercially. The alternative to pure corn cultivation is intended to increase biodiversity in fields – and initial studies under the leadership of the University of Hohenheim, together with the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI, the German Federal Research Institute for Cultivated Plants), now demonstrate that.


KWS issues promissory note loans in the amount of EUR 400 million

Einbeck, August 27, 2019: KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA successfully issued promissory note loans (“Schuldscheindarlehen”) with a total volume of EUR 400 million. In view of the huge demand and the resulting oversubscription, the originally targeted volume was significantly exceeded.


KWS receives approval in France for high–yielding winter rapeseed varieties with new resistance

Einbeck, August 15, 2019: Adelmo KWS and Feliciano KWS, two high-yielding winter rapeseed varieties that are resistant to fungal infection caused by Phoma, are now available in France for the 2019/2020 sowing season.


KWS launches six new hybrid corn varieties in the Brazilian market

Einbeck, July 30, 2019: Seed specialist KWS is further expanding its corn breeding program in Brazil / launch of KWS’ own new corn genetic material / six new hybrids enable very good yield potential and high resistance to a broad range of pests.


Dr. Hagen Duenbostel appointed Board Spokesman of KWS for a further five years

Einbeck, July 03, 2019: The Supervisory Board of KWS SAAT SE has appointed Dr. Hagen Duenbostel as a member of the Executive Board and Board Spokesman for a further five years effective from January 1, 2020.


KWS changes legal form

Einbeck, July 02, 2019: Change to partnership limited by shares – New legal form supports continuation of growth strategy – Company’s character as listed family business is preserved


How much sugar is in the beet? KWS launches efficient system for sugar measurements

Einbeck, July 01, 2019: The question of the sugar content in beet is decisive for the success of sugarbeet growers and factories. KWS has been tackling this issue since its foundation more than 160 years ago. The company has now launched an innovative measurement system for sugar analysis, named the BEETROMETER™. The system can determine the sugar content in beets within 20 seconds and offers sugar factories and growers worldwide a highly efficient service.


Official kick-off: Thought For Food and KWS partnership

Einbeck, June 25, 2019: One question central to the future: How can a growing world population be fed in a sustainable, healthy and environmentally conscious way? Thought For Food (TFF) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to engaging, empowering, and investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs to enable innovation within the agricultural and food spaces. The international seed specialist KWS has been a partner of TFF for several months. TFF and KWS kicked off the collaboration with an opening event at the KWS site in Berlin.


KWS is making a start in the vegetable seeds business and acquires Pop Vriend Seeds

Einbeck, June 19, 2019: Today, seed specialist KWS SAAT SE (ISIN: DE0007074007, ”KWS“) announced that the company has signed a binding agreement to acquire Pop Vriend Seeds (Andijk/NL).

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