RAGT Semences selects, produces and markets seeds in major field crop and livestock species. It is established in some 50 countries across the world through its 19 sales subsidiaries.
RAGT, innovative research
RAGT Semences registers 200 varieties in 32 species per year : maize, straw cereals (soft wheat, durum wheat, barley, triticale, oats), forage grasses, amenity grass, sorghum, oilseeds (sunflower, rape), soybean, pulses (pea, tick bean), soil health plants (mustard, radish).
RAGT Semences invests nearly 18% of its annual turnover in varietal innovation and has fitted its research subsidiary out with resources to match the European continent :
- 300 breeders and technicians (80 engineers and doctors in engineering)
- 17 research centres across Europe
- 63 experimental plots
- 4 multi-species laboratories : technology, plant pathology, biometrics, biotechnology
Sales contacts across Europe
RAGT Semences has nearly 100 sales representatives in its 18 subsidiaries, who live alongside farmers and distributors in the agricultural world on a daily basis.
RAGT Semences has a database called the SEV® Système d’Evaluation Variétale (Varietal Evaluation System), in which the results and findings of tests carried out on its varieties are recorded.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of data are entered and provide dozens of agronomic or technological criteria that can be crossed to fine tune the positioning of varieties. The breeders use SEV® to sort and select lines and the RAGT Semences product managers for varietal knowledge, regionalisation of varieties, varietal instructions for use and positioning with regard to outlets. This reactive tool enhances the genetic progress provided by the varieties created by RAGT Semences.
Innovations for all
In agriculture :
Nearly one in five hectares of farmland is planted with RAGT Semences varieties.
In human food :
Nearly half of the packets of pasta sold in France are made from durum wheat semolina from RAGT Semences varieties.
RGT Planet spring malting barley, the most widely chosen variety for seed production in recent years, was promoted as the preferred variety by the Malteurs de France and Brasseurs de France.
At the same time, RGT Planet is continuing its growth in Europe and beyond.
In leisure :
Many sports fields, the most famous being the Stade de France, the Parc des Princes, the Parc Borelly stadium in Marseille, as well as many golf courses such as the prestigious Golf de St Andrew, are sown with varieties of grass resulting from RAGT Semences research and marketed by Les Gazons de France.