In order to increase innovativeness Poznan Plant Breeding Sp. z o. o. implements modern solutions to make the breeding cycle shorter and thus increase the competitiveness of own breeding programmes. Due to this, the Company cooperates closely with many scientific and research institutions.
Currently, the Company is involved in 45 research topics under grants from the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Biological Progress in Plant Production. As part of the above-mentioned topics in 2017 the Company provides research services within 18 research tasks concerning the species as follows: winter wheat, spring barley, winter rye, grasses and pulses.
The Company also participates in projects and studies on pulses within the framework of the Multiannual Programmes. The first of them called ‘ The increase in use of domestic feed protein for the production of high quality animal products in conditions of sustainable development ‘, is implemented in cooperation with Institute of Soil Sciences and Plant Cultivation, State Research Institute in Puławy, Institute of Plant Genetics , Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan, University of life Sciences in Poznan and Institute of Technology and life Sciences in Falenty. Within the Multiannual programmes, the Company conducts research on white lupine and narrow-leafed lupine.
The second Multiannual programme called’ The Creation of scientific basis for biological progress and the protection of plant gene resources as innovation and support for sustainable agriculture and food security in the country’ is carried out in cooperation with Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute , National Research institute in Radzików. The company within the framework of the project entitled ‘The Collection and preservation in field, in vitro and cryo-preservation, characterization, evaluation, documentation and share of genetic resources and information on agricultural and other cultivated plants, related wild species and associated plants’, runs a collection of peas, lupine and serradella.
Other research projects implemented by the Company within the framework of support programmes from the National Centre for Research and Development:
-‘New generation sequencing and association mapping as methods for generating molecular markers of the utility characteristics of narrow-leafed lupine ‘(SEGENMAS). The project is implemented within the framework of the 3rd Competition of the Applied Research Programme in cooperation with Institute of Plant Genetics , Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan (leader of the project), University of life Sciences in Poznan, University Of Maria Curie-Skłodowska in Lublin, Institute of Plant Physiology in Kraków, University of Agriculture in Kraków and Plant Breeding Smolice Sp. z o.o. IHAR Group.
-‘Intelligent Lighting Systems for Industrial Plant Production’ (ISOR), implemented within the framework of the 3rd Competition of the Applied Research Programme. This project is led in cooperation with Warsaw University of Life Sciences (project leader), DANKO Plant Breeding Sp. z o.o. KHBC Sp. z o.o., Institute of plant physiology in Kraków and Plant Breeding Smolice Sp. z o.o. IHAR Group.
-‘ Integrated strategy for Polish Heterosis Wheat Farming Reactivation ‘ (HYBRE) implemented within the BIOSTRATEG programmes financed by The National Centre for Research and Development. The project is implemented in cooperation with Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Warszawa (leader of the project), Institute of Plant Genetics , Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan , Rzeszow University of Technology, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, University of Science Sciences in Lublin, Plant Breeding Strzelce Sp. z o.o. IHAR Group, CETNAS Sp. z o.o., and AGRONAS sp. z o.o.
The aim of these projects is to implement the latest techniques and scientific solutions into breeding practice.