Tobacco seeds

Tobacco seeds

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TOBACCO SEEDS & TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Tobacco seed breeding is the heart of the A.T scientists’ activities. Since 2008, top leaf quality with respect to end product is consistently the focus of A.T Europe researchers. Program is committed to this vision at all steps. The A.T Europe hybrid pipeline is the result of a long and meticulous process of genetic improvements with traditional breeding methods, followed by an intensive experimentation work in all key areas of production leading to cultivars adapted to various conditions. All our programs are supported by molecular marker assisted breeding.


Key aspects inherent to tobacco cultivation and products are carefully taken into account in our variety selection:

  • • Leaf body, colour and industrial processing properties

    • Alkaloid and sugar balance (Flue-cured)

    • Yield and yield stability

    • Stand-up ability

    • Plant general health and resistances to main tobacco pathogens

    • Plant architecture for easier sucker control and mechanical harvest

VARIETIES

FLUE-CURED

EARLY FILLERS

FLUE-CURED

LATE MATURITY

BURLEY

HYBIRDS

DARK TOBACCO

HYBIRDS

SEEDS

All the development process of new hybrids and the production of seeds follow strict internal standards of quality. 100% of the seeds are produced in France with the support of local growers around Bergerac area. Sustainability of . our production process, compliance and workers security are guiding our standards definition Bergerac Seed & Breeding only produces and markets high quality seeds, thus ensuring the purity of tobacco lines and hybrid seeds and the germination capacity of its seeds. All our seed lots are tested for GMO and are controlled in our fields (varietal purity and conformity to the standard) and laboratories (pathology conformity and alkaloid analyses) before sale. We pay a particular attention in the control of the conversion of nicotine to nornicotine throughout the breeding and seed production processes, systematically discarding plants that do not fit our standards. Every Flue-cured, Burley and Dark variety sold has been screened for low converters. Bergerac Seed & Breeding sells raw seeds and pelleted seeds. Pelleting is operated by the best selected providers. Package size (grams of raw seeds), number of pellets and pelleting diameter can be specified at the time of the order. Customer proximity, flexibility and reactivity are the pillars of our daily organization.