HYBALLIANCE - European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) - Joint research for hybrid wheat breeding
Wheat is the most important cereal crop in Europe. Based on intensified research and breeding activities the acreage of hybrid wheat in Europe will increase strongly in the future. Research in hybrid wheat breeding is time and cost intensive. For the success in hybrid wheat breeding different genepools, that enable maximum heterosis effects, are necessary.
Based on these prerequisites five European wheat breeding companies have decided to start a strategic collaboration in hybrid wheat research and have founded an European company called HYBALLIANCE to develop methods of hybrid wheat creation. It is the first time that plant breeders from 4 different countries (France, Germany, Poland and Austria) are working together in one company on this topic.
HYBALLIANCE has its seat in Auchy, in the north of France, close to Lille and will conduct its research work in Germany in Biendorf (Sachsen-Anhalt) as well as on all other breeding locations of the participating companies.
The members of HYBALLIANCE are:
Danko Hodowla Roślin Sp. z o.o.
Lemaire Deffontaines Semences
Saatzucht Donau GesmbH. & CoKG
HYBALLIANCE will be managed by Mr. Berthold Bauer (owner and general manager of Saatzucht Bauer) and Mr. Johann Birschitzky (general manager of Saatzucht Donau). The research work will be coordinated by Dr. Christiane Kosellek.
All members of HYBALLIANCE will stay fully independent in their current breeding and seed production activities and will especially continue their wheat breeding programs to create new varieties (pure lines) for the European seed markets.
Mr. Berthold Bauer
- Caussade Semences
Mr. Nicolas Helstroffer
- Danko Hodowla Roślin Sp. z o.o.
Mr. Karol Marciniak
- Lemaire Deffontaines Semences
Mr. Philippe Lemaire
- Saatzucht Donau GesmbH. & CoKG
Mr. Johann Birschitzky