BASF has introduced a brand new brand for its hybrid wheat strains, known as Ideltis.
Formally launched June 7, the corporate says its hybrid wheat is meant to offer farmers with “higher and more stable performance in yield and quality.”
“Ideltis stands for our commitment to hybrid wheat and the transition of the wheat crop system in the longterm,” says Vincent Gros, president, BASF Agricultural Options. “With Ideltis, we are unlocking the full potential of wheat. Through our global research platform, we anticipate providing growers and the entire value chain hybrid wheat that is tailored to their local needs and consistently delivers better, more stable yield.”
Dr. Jochen C. Reif, head of the division of breeding analysis at Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Analysis in Gatersbleben, Germany, says that the manufacturing of hybrid wheat seeds is complicated, and “that is why it took time to develop breakthrough technologies that enable future broad commercialization of hybrid wheat.”
Ideltis hybrid wheat is anticipated to be obtainable from the center of the last decade, and can initially be obtainable to farmers in key wheat rising areas of Europe and North America.