• Sugar beet being drilled with Strube UK's pasteur sugar beet seeds

Strube Sugar Beet Biotechnology

Strube Sugar Beet Biotechnology

Sugar Beet Biotechnology – Progress Through Research

There’s no denying that in the last 25 years the processes in classic plant cultivation have been revolutionised.  Biotechnological procedures such as marker-supported selection, in-vitro culture or double haploid technology, have been developed and are now well-integrated into classic breeding operations.  The result of this innovation has been that the time required developing and introducing new varieties of crops such as sugar beet, have been drastically reduced.

Strube have been at the fore of this biotechnological revolution for many years now. Our biotechnology laboratories and their associated greenhouses – located at our Schlanstedt site in central Germany – are a hive of biotechnological endeavour.  There we select phenotype and marker-supported sugar beet plants after exposing them to pathogens under standardized conditions.  We also produce double haploid wheat lines using further crossings (wheat x corn) and embryo rescue techniques.

The result of our painstaking research is a stream of new, ever-improving sugar beet varieties such as Degas, Haydn and Gauguin: sugar beet varieties whose yields, sugar concentrations and resistance to diseases all make for more profitable sugar beet farming for you.

Find Out More About Strube Sugar Beet Biotechnology

If you would like to know more about Strube biotechnology, or any other aspect of Strube’s sugar beet researches, then please do not hesitate to contact the Strube UK team.  Alternatively you can contact us by calling Richard at our Fakenham office on (01328) 851572 or by emailing him here.


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