PGG Wrightson Grain provides nursery services for overseas breeding companies. At present this includes a counter-season spring cereal nursery and a substantial sugar-beet seed quality evaluation field nursery for large European breeding companies.
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.
Sugar beet nurseries provide quality control information on approximately 1500 lines, both commercial and breeding, ranging from plant counts through to bolter and off-type assessments. These nurseries ensure robust performance information is provided back to the client in a timely manner.