NEWS

Fine seeds becoming a delicious filling

16.05.2020

The word “poppy” immediately makes Austrian’s think of the Lower Austrian Waldviertel region and the poppy harvested there under its denomination “Waldviertler Graumohn”.

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Soybeans from Austria – a niche product becoming one of the major crops

15.03.2020

Over the last ten years, soybean production in Austria has more than doubled. One third of the soybean harvest is produced according to the criteria set out for organic farming.

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Maize yields have quintupled over the last 70 years

10.02.2020

Thanks to the increasing use of hybrid seeds starting in 1950, the varieties planted have become more and more productive.

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Optiplus – The Maize Insurance

25.01.2020

SAATBAU LINZ delivers prime seed quality with an extra benefit. Our maize varieties are available with a special seed incrustation called OPTIPLUS.

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25 years of cultivating RAPSO – a success story

18.11.2019

The Upper Austrian chamber of agriculture and SAATBAU LINZ jointly developed the RAPSO project in order to successfully position rapeseed oil on the market.

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Breeding and development of soybean varieties

23.10.2019

Non-GMO breeding of soybeans explained using the example of Saatzucht Donau

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Early maturity for stable yields of quality wheat

10.09.2019

Climate change has significantly affected cereal farming over the last 50 to 60 years. In the course of this period, the harvesting season for wheat and other cereals has moved forward about 10 to 14 days in Austria, subject to variations of course.

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Rapeseed vs. Soybeans – Pros and Cons

19.08.2019

Winter rape and soybeans are the two most popular crops in Austria cultivated to comply with the requirement of sowing 25 % alternative crops in the crop rotation.

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Tips for rape cultivation

07.08.2019

No time to lose! After one harvest comes the next sowing – Rape cultivation for maximum yields starts right after harvesting rape and with sowing the next rape-preceding crop.

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Catch crops – a must in organic farming

08.07.2019

Catch crops should be sown on all fields where their cultivation is possible and sensible. The decision to plant catch crops should be taken for the benefit of a healthy soil and not because it is subsidised.

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SAATBAU POLSKA CELEBRATING 10th ANNIVERSARY

14.06.2019

In 2009, SAATBAU LINZ took over a seed producing company in Poland, which has developed into a leading company in the seed business over the past 10 years.

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Diversity on the fields

21.05.2019

Idle fields and fallow land are perfect places for combining the interests of agriculture and the needs of insects such as honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies.

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New silo for organic crops in Potzneusiedl

12.04.2019

In the course of the last 20 years, there has been a steady increase in surfaces dedicated to organic agriculture in Austria and it looks like this trend will continue.

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Practical tips for growing soybeans

25.03.2019

The crop area for soybeans is likely to further increase in the future. What are the elements that deserve special attention when it comes to field selection and crop management?

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Lime in grassland – the basis for high-quality forage

19.02.2019

The grasses, legumes and herbs desirable in healthy and fertile grasslands have high requirements regarding soil and nutrient supply. Lime is key here since it maintains soil pH within the optimum range (pH 6,0-7,3) and thereby ensures the availability of the nutrients accumulated in the soil and boosts soil organisms.

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Organic seeds in Europe – is there potential?

08.11.2018

In Austria, organic farming has played an important role for many years now. Austria’s topography, geography, the structure of its agricultural sector as well as political will have promoted its development early on. But what is the situation like abroad?

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Breeding – the key technology for climate-proof agriculture

15.10.2018

2018 so far should have convinced even the most committed climate-sceptic: Climate change is happening and the development is even more dramatic than we have ever imagined it to be.

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Soy beans have been cultivated in Austria for 140 years

20.09.2018

Soy bean cultivation has a long tradition in Austria. In 1875, Professor Friedrich HABERLANDT first introduced soy beans in Austria. SAATBAU LINZ has been investing in GMO-free soy bean breeding since 2006.

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Quality parameters for silage maize

05.09.2018

SAATBAU LINZ has been developing its silage maize product line according to the conventional requirements but also according to cell content, type of structure (fibre) and digestibility.

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Strategies for successful oilseed rape cultivation

30.07.2018

The smaller the rape plant, the more it must be attended. Take a look at the recommendet strategies to ensure good growth.

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