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KWS completes a successful fiscal 2019/2020 – Growth in all product segments

KWS completes a successful fiscal 2019/2020 – Growth in all product segments

Einbeck, October, 23, 2020: Total net sales increase by 15% – EBITDA grows by around 13% – Higher dividend of €0.70 per share proposed. The KWS Group (ISIN: DE0007074007) achieved an approximately 15% increase in net sales to €1.28 billion in fiscal 2019/2020. The key figures of EBIT, net income and earnings per share were down from the previous year due to acquisition-related effects.

KWS puts new production plant for sugar beet seeds into operation

KWS puts new production plant for sugar beet seeds into operation

Einbeck, October, 14, 2020: The seed specialist KWS is investing heavily in the expansion and modernization of sugar beet seed production. A new, cutting-edge system for treatment and packaging has been commissioned at its Einbeck site. This plant is an integral part of the company's almost 50-million-euro investment project and will increase production capacity for sugar beet seeds by over 30 percent.

Awards confirm KWS growth in Brazil

Awards confirm KWS growth in Brazil

Einbeck, October, 07, 2020: Seed specialist KWS has quite some good news to announce from South America: Two current news stories confirm KWS’s successful growth in Brazil.

KWS develops improved Cercospora tolerance for sugarbeets

KWS develops improved Cercospora tolerance for sugarbeets

Einbeck, October, 05, 2020: The global seed specialist KWS received a patent grant for improved Cercospora tolerance in sugarbeets. The leaf disease Cercospora beticola is one of the world’s most harmful fungal diseases for sugarbeets: The fungus can result in yield losses of up to 50 percent1; there is a moderate to high incidence of infection for around two-thirds of cultivated areas worldwide.

Plant Breeders initiate joint project on new breeding methods

Plant Breeders initiate joint project on new breeding methods

Bonn, September, 17, 2020: Today, the German Plant Breeders' Association (Bundesverband Deutscher Pflanzenzüchter e. V. - BDP) presented the research project PILTON at a press conference in Berlin. The project, supported by nearly 60 plant breeding companies, aims at developing wheat plants that exhibit improved, multiple and durable fungal disease tolerance via application of CRISPR/Cas technology.

myKWS: New online platform for farmers

myKWS: New online platform for farmers

Einbeck, August, 27, 2020: With the aim of making efficient use of resources and optimizing production processes in crop production, the focus of modern agriculture is increasingly on digital farming. In light of this, KWS is also expanding its portfolio. Digital services are now pooled on the new online platform myKWS and support farmers in the successful cultivation of the crop types and varieties.

Young talent enriches KWS: 43 apprentices start their vocational training

Young talent enriches KWS: 43 apprentices start their vocational training

Einbeck, August, 16, 2020: Together — but of course while maintaining physical distance — 43 young people (26 men and 17 women) started their apprenticeships at KWS in Einbeck on August 3. The majority will work in Einbeck, with other trainees in Wohlde, Seligenstadt and Klein Wanzleben.

The Rye-SaFe study aims to provide evidence that new feeding concepts promote animal health

The Rye-SaFe study aims to provide evidence that new feeding concepts promote animal health

Wohlde, July, 16, 2020: Rye is experiencing a kind of renaissance in many regions of Europe: The domestic cereal also grows in nutrient-poor soils; requires less fertilizer than, for example, wheat; needs less water; and, in general, enjoys good plant health. With these characteristics alone, rye makes a significant contribution to boosting agricultural sustainability.

Study provides proof: KWS rapeseed variety demonstrates significantly less susceptibility to the major pest affecting rapeseed cultivation

Rapeseed variety Feliciano KWS is less susceptible to larvae of the cabbage-stem flea beetle

Einbeck, July, 13, 2020: The cabbage-stem flea beetle is one of the primary pests that affects rapeseed cultivation in Europe. It can cause considerable yield losses or even total crop failure for an entire acreage. In June 2020, the renowned French research institute Terres Inovia published an independent study providing proof that the rapeseed variety Feliciano KWS is significantly less susceptible to the harmful larvae of the cabbage-stem flea beetle.

KWS inaugurates new research building

KWS inaugurates new research building

Einbeck, July, 01, 2020: After some three years of planning and construction, KWS opened the additional new laboratory building "BioTechnikum 2" in Einbeck on July 1, 2020. The building not only creates more space and offers state-of-the-art workplaces, it also opens up new opportunities for collaboration. With works from the "Art meets Science" project, art will also be part of "BiT2" right from the beginning.

European Investment Bank provides a €200 million loan to KWS SAAT

European Investment Bank provides a €200 million loan to KWS SAAT

Einbeck, June, 29, 2020: Funds to be used by German seed company for research and development. The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €200 million loan to KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA, a leading international seed producer based in Germany.

KWS narrows guidance after a successful third quarter

KWS narrows guidance after a successful third quarter

Einbeck, May, 19, 2020: Spring sowing season business largely completed – Strong increase in net sales and EBITDA in the first nine months of 2019/2020 – Growth in all product segments – Net sales and EBIT margin for the year now expected to be at the upper end of the forecast range.

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