PGG Wrightson Grain provides nursery services for overseas breeding companies. At present the main counter-season spring cereal nursery is for a breeder in Denmark including barley, wheat and oats. Current nursery size is around 3,800 plots.
Counter-season cereal nurseries provide accelerated breeding by screening and selecting early and mid-generation germplasm with selections harvested and returned to the client for planting in the Northern Hemisphere spring season. Field management, as per the client’s request, is part of the nursery package to ensure reliable selections based on disease resistance and plant type are available.
These nurseries can also be designed as straight mini-multiplications if there are no selection preferences required.