Why Produce in France?

As an undisputed leader in the field for more than 50 years, France has the ideal conditions for producing significant amounts of high-quality seeds.

These are all assets that client growers, seed companies, and breeders established in France testify to.

Superior Quality

“To me, it is the quality of French seeds that makes them stand out from seeds produced elsewhere. In terms of the way in which they are produced, these seeds are remarkable.”

Alexei, Crop Manager, Russia

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Experienced Seed Multiplication Growers

“As a production company, we rely on the growers’ work on a daily basis. Their experience, their technical competence, and their ability to adapt guarantee the quality of the end seed product.”

Didier Nury, General Manager, Top Semence

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Unique Expertise

“France has all the key factors for successful seed production. Its unique expertise is what we were seeking when we decided to invest here, just as many other international breeders.”

Matthieu Beaulaton, Manager – Operational Optimisation and Excellence/Europe – Bayer Crop Science

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Growing Maize


Good management of all planting parameters, to achieve crop establishment – a key stage in maize production.


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Determining fertilizer needs and adjusting the rates to maximize crop productivity.


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Limiting weed competition in order to preserve the crop potential, both in terms of yield and quality.


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Study Tour Focused on France’s Seed Corn Industry

The F.N.P.S.M.S organised a study tour allowing several participants from France, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, and Spain to have a complete overview of the actors involved in seed multiplication in France, as well as a snapshot of the industry’s structure and of the methods used to ensure the high-quality standards of a sustainable sector.

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Promoting Corn Seeds in Romania

The FNPSMS attended the 2023 FarmConect event under the Seeds for Future promotion campaign and its mission was to emphasize the quality of European corn seeds – particularly of those produced in France (the world’s first corn seed exporter). Seed production and hybrid innovation are key elements for Europe’s leading position in agriculture and they allow producers to grow high-quality grains that are adapted to the continent’s climates.

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World Corn Market Situation Puts Pressure on Prices

The world corn stock increase has put heavy pressure on prices over the past couple of months. The pressure should continue at least until early 2024, at which point the onset of El Niño may change the trend.

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