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Top marks for new variety of peas: KWS KAMELEON

Top marks for new variety of peas: KWS KAMELEON

Einbeck, January 9, 2020: The successful breeding of peas at KWS LOCHOW has taken another step forward with the new variety KWS KAMELEON, which has now been approved by the German Federal Plant Variety Office. The Federal Plant Variety Office’s top score for yield comes at the right time: Increasing needs for food for humans and animals and the importance of the pea for extended crop rotation both ensure rising demand for high-performance varieties of peas.

KWS presents new prospects for managing Cercospora

KWS presents new prospects for managing Cercospora

Einbeck, January 6, 2020: “Despite numerous challenges, we are absolutely convinced that the sugarbeet will continue to offer great potential in the future. The beet is a true all-rounder and it was, is and remains an important strategic crop at KWS.” With this clear statement, Dr. Alexander Coenen, Regional Director German-Austria, Business Unit Sugarbeet, welcomed around 100 guests to the traditional KWS symposium in Einbeck.

KWS’ Annual Shareholders’ Meeting adopts dividend increase

KWS’ Annual Shareholders’ Meeting adopts dividend increase

Einbeck, December 17, 2019: Dividend rises to €0.67 per share – Guidance for the 2019/2020 fiscal year confirmed. The shareholders of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE0007074007) voted by clear majorities in favor of the proposals made by the Executive and Supervisory Boards on all items on the agenda at today’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in Einbeck. A dividend of €0.67 (previous year: €0.64) per share will be paid out for fiscal 2018/2019. The guidance for the current fiscal year 2019/2020 has been confirmed without any changes.

Joint project between Ilmebahn and KWS: Additional Otto-Hahn-Straße train stop opened in Einbeck

Joint project between Ilmebahn and KWS: Additional Otto-Hahn-Straße train stop opened in Einbeck

Einbeck, December 12, 2019: Following reactivation of the train route between Einbeck and Salzderhelden in 2018, an additional stop is now available to the public at Otto-Hahn-Straße in the area near the eastern entrance to the city of Einbeck. The project was implemented in a joint effort by the infrastructure operator Ilmebahn GmbH and the plant breeding company KWS. The grand opening took place on Sunday, Dec. 15, and was accompanied by an Advent train from the Deutsche Bahn.

New corn treatment INITIO Bird Protect

New corn treatment INITIO Bird Protect: Sustainable treatment component supports phosphate production

Einbeck, November 27, 2019: Protecting vulnerable seeds from diseases and pests directly after they are sowed and strengthening them at the same time: Our treatments are up for the task. KWS is offering a new range of treatments for corn. In addition to fungicide components, it contains biological ingredients and microorganisms as well as an active ingredient that protects birds from the treated seeds. These strengthen the young plants and are primarily capable of supporting the crucial phosphate production phase during early growth, in cold conditions.

KWS grows at a fast pace in the first quarter

KWS grows at a fast pace in the first quarter

Einbeck, November 26, 2019: Total net sales increase by 35% – New vegetables business makes significant contribution to growth in net sales – Guidance for the year confirmed. The KWS Group (ISIN: DE0007074007) increased its net sales in the first three months of 2019/2020 by 35.1% to €191.0 million, of which €27.0 million came from vegetable seed. On a comparable basis (excluding the acquisition of the vegetable seed business), sales increased by 16%. The KWS Group’s operating income (EBIT) in the first quarter is typically negative and was € –39.2 (previous year: –34.3) million. KWS still anticipates an increase in net sales of 8% to 12% and an EBIT margin of 11% to 13% for the fiscal year.

KWS digital service for farmers wins innovation award

KWS digital service for farmers wins innovation award

Einbeck, November 19, 2019: The KWS SAT TS-Monitoring digital service for farmers won the district of Göttingen’s Innovation Award 2019 in the category “company with more than 20 employees”. The motto for this prize, which has been awarded for 17 years now, was “Zukunftsorientiert – Lösungen, die verändern” (“Oriented toward the future – Solutions that change things”).

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Association of Companies for Climate Protection meets at KWS

Einbeck, November 14, 2019: This marks the second time that the Association of Companies for Climate Protection has met at KWS in Einbeck. At this year’s autumn conference from November 11 to 13, 2019, the members of the association discussed the current climate protection plans of the German federal government. They determined that a key focus for 2020 will be the path toward becoming a CO2-neutral company.

KWS tests innovative robot systems to combat weeds

KWS tests innovative robot systems to combat weeds in sugarbeet farming

Einbeck, October 28, 2019
The demand for greater sustainability in agriculture and stricter regulatory conditions for pesticides – those two challenges are leading to a greater focus on the opportunities to combat weeds sustainably by means of robots. Various manufacturers have specialized in developing different systems to combat weeds in sugarbeet farming.

KWS aims for further growth after successful fiscal 2018/2019

KWS aims for further growth after successful fiscal 2018/2019

Einbeck, October 23, 2019
Growth in all product segments – Net sales rise despite exchange rate effects – Increase in EBIT and net income for the year – Dividend increase to €0.67 (0.64) proposed – Strong growth in net sales planned in fiscal 2019/2020. The KWS Group (ISIN: DE0007074007) achieved a 4.2% increase in net sales to €1.11 billion in fiscal 2018/2019. Operating income (EBIT) rose by around 13% to €150.0 million, while earnings per share improved by approximately 4% to €3.15.

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.

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