Mission

In the field of cereal research, Genetic Services is engaged in intense activity aimed at fine-tuning increasingly targeted selection systems: these include the Genome Assisted Selection, the Molecular Assisted Selection and Duple Haployd Technology.

These three systems represent the highest technological level available today to the breeding, able to allow a high precision in the identification of the new varieties that will be proposed commercially.

qode-eliptic-slider

In addition to the selection of cereals, Genetic Services is carrying out important research for the introduction of new species, some already known but little used, and others less known in the different Italian and foreign cultivation systems. An example is given by the favino and the lupine, two important protein species, which are of fundamental importance in the rotation systems imposed by the Community Agricultural Policy (P.A.C.).

The Genetic Services aims to improve the cultivation of these species, as well as the yield and the relative agricultural income.

qode-eliptic-slider

In fact, in the case of the favino, some highly resistant lines to orobanche were obtained, a problem that has been felt for some years in Italy. With regard to the lupine, in addition to the elimination of the bitter principles of the species (eg Lupanine), some lines have been developed suitable for cultivation in neutral or alkaline soils and therefore the possibility of cultivating this species in different areas of Italy and the world and not only in acid environments.

qode-eliptic-slider

Adaptation to the environment is a factor of primary importance to ensure maximum production. For this purpose, each variety of each species will have its maximum adaptability in one of the different cultivation environments.

The goal of Genetic Services is to select varieties that are perfectly suitable for the different pedo-climatic conditions specific to each cultivation environment.

As part of the field experimentation, Genetic Services uses its own extensive surface as well as a wide network of external fields made available by CERMIS (Center for Plant Genetic Improvement “N. Strampelli”), by research institutes or from farms, located throughout the national territory, which allow to evaluate the agronomic and qualitative performances of the new lines in the advanced selection phase, as well as to identify the most suitable agronomic techniques for each new product.

An important collaboration, for basic research and joint projects, Genetic Services has been supporting it for some time with the CREA-CI of Foggia and the ENEA of Rome. Other experimental fields and research modules are located throughout Europe and outside Europe thanks to collaborations that the company has with important specialized research centers.