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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”).


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.


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.

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