In our winter wheat breeding programmes the focus is on developing high-yielding varieties with well-balanced agronomic features, good resistance package and baking quality. In winter barley, varieties are selected mainly for the characteristics of yield, straw stability, winter hardiness and grain quality. Over the last twenty years, we have steadily expanded our breeding activities in cereals. DSV has now in addition to the main seed breeding station in Leutewitz, Germany, three other seed breeding stations in European key markets – in France, Ukraine and in the United Kingdom. Our own Europe-wide testing network allows the selective breeding on environmentally stable varieties suited to all of the major cereal growing regions in Western and Eastern Europe. DSV has also a strong partnership with two breeding companies for spring wheat. The international distribution of these spring wheat varieties is organised by DSV.