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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“Ich liebe Maize in France”

Already trilingual, the Maize in France website will from now on be also available in German.

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Maize Day in Poland

Working with local entities such as the PZPK in Poland allows the F.N.P.S.M.S. to keep organising specific events and promoting the advantages of Western genetics.

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Crop Inspection 2020

In France, maize seed production involves observing a series of strict specifications, whose proper implementation is carefully monitored through on-site crop inspections. Valérie Brochet, Head of the F.N.P.S.M.S., summarises the report on the 2020 inspection, which she coordinated.

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