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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World corn prices have gone down significantly in June, as a result of major uncertainties in the global macroeconomic layout. However, the fundamentals remain tense, and this should limit any further downward price trends.

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International Promotion Activities

During the month of June, we were able to carry out several international activities related to the Seeds for Future European promotion campaign, particularly through our participation in the FarmConect agriculture fair in Romania. Our campaign has entered a new – and successful – communication phase, with a growing number of people who are interested in our websites.

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Seed Corn Irrigation: Under Constant Attention

France’s production areas provide a wide variety of conditions for seed corn cultivation, which is generally done on irrigated land. However, the in-built sensitivity of the plant’s parental lines to water stress and to the specific production techniques are factors that must be considered if one is to attain optimum yields and the required seed quality.

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