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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.

KWS welcomes decision of the highest instance of the European Patent Office on the non-patentability of Native traits

KWS welcomes decision on the non-patentability of Native traits

Einbeck, May, 18, 2020: On May 14, the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office (EPO) gave a legal opinion requested by the president of the EPO and finally concluded that plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes are not patentable.

Conference call & webcast for analysts and investors on the First Nine Month 2019/2020 financial results

Conference call & webcast for analysts and investors on the First Nine Month 2019/2020 financial results

Einbeck, May 18, 2020: KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA will publish its financial results for the first nine-month 2019/2020 on Tuesday, May 19 (7.00 am CEST).

Rye-rich feed mixes can reduce CO2 emissions in pork production by more than 20%

Rye-rich feed mixes can reduce CO2 emissions in pork production by more than 20%

Wohlde, May 6, 2020: Among other provisions, the German government’s climate protection plan stipulates reducing annual CO2 emissions in agriculture by 13 million tonnes by 2030. In implementing this, animal feed could play an important role.

New digital tool from KWS determines the ideal planting density of corn

New digital tool from KWS determines the ideal planting density of corn

Einbeck, April 6, 2020: The new digital tool “Variable Rate Sowing” from KWS defines the ideal planting density for corn on the basis of specific field conditions. KWS combines satellite images delivering objective data with long-standing empirical values and variety-specific know-how. After all, not all varieties react alike to changes in the planting density.

New corn treatment INITIO Bird Protect

Where would we be without farmers?

Einbeck, April 03, 2020: Especially during this moment in time, we would like to stop and say thank you to all farmers and everyone involved in the supply chain – thank you for your hard work and ensuring we continue to have food on our tables!

KWS expands its portfolio for all principal types of cereals

KWS expands its portfolio for all principal types of cereals

Einbeck, March 27, 2020: KWS scores success by obtaining approvals for the strategically important crop type winter wheat while also strengthening its leading position in hybrid rye and expanding its portfolio in the market-leading multiline segment of winter barley.

KWS: Digital solution for farmers receives design award

KWS: Digital solution for farmers receives design award

Einbeck, March 25, 2020: myKWS, the digital solution for farmers, has received the 2020 iF Design Award in the category Service Design. The award recognizes exceptional design efforts in a broad array of disciplines, including such areas as interior design, packaging and services. myKWS combines more than 20 different applications with expert advice to offer farmers around the world decision-making assistance supported by data so they can achieve an ideal harvest.

KWS corn varieties are impressive even under difficult conditions

KWS corn varieties are impressive even under difficult conditions

Einbeck, February 28, 2020: Even with weather conditions posing a challenge for corn cultivation over the last two years, KWS proved successful in this year’s approval trials with two new intermediate varieties. This means the company has again clearly underscored its leading market position in the silage corn segment within Germany.

Crop Manager: KWS offers farmers a new digital tool for crop rotation planning

Think a step ahead with Crop Manager: KWS offers farmers a new digital tool for crop rotation planning

Einbeck, February 27, 2020: KWS is now offering an innovative digital service: Crop Manager is an electronic tool that supports farmers in managing their varieties, including planning and optimizing crop rotation. The tool also provides key profitability figures for operations and the opportunity to directly compare and contrast multiple approaches to crop rotation. The system is presently only available in Germany, but a rollout to additional countries is planned.

KWS increases net sales sharply in the first half of 2019/2020

KWS increases net sales sharply in the first half of 2019/2020

Einbeck, February 25, 2020: Total net sales up by 14% – Highly dynamic growth at the Vegetables and Cereals Segments. The KWS Group (ISIN: DE0007074007) increased its net sales in the first six months of 2019/2020 by 14.0% to €329.6 million, of which €44.3 million came from vegetable seed. Its operating income (EBIT) in the first half of the year is typically negative and was € –92.0 (previous year: –76.6) million. EBITDA improved slightly to € –50.8 (–51.8) million.

New KWS location opens in Berlin

New KWS location opens in Berlin

Einbeck/Berlin, February 17, 2020: With a ceremonial hand-over of the keys, the plant breeding company KWS officially moved to its new office last Friday. The new facility referred to as “KWS Kontor” is centrally located at the corner of the Potsdamer Straße/Bülowstraße streets in Berlin-Schöneberg and will offer room for around 350 employees in the future.

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