Wheat — at the Heart of Civilization
The natural ancestors of modern wheat were discovered by hunter-gatherers in Mesopotamia around 15,000 B.C., and wheat was first cultivated by man around 9,000 B.C. Since those early days, wheat has developed into the world’s most widely grown crop and is now the staple food for a third of the global population.
Group Limagrain is currently the European leader in wheat variety development, and our ambition is to expand this leadership on the international stage.
U.S. Wheat Associates describe six market classes of wheat. Limagrain Cereal Seeds has breeding programs in the four largest market classes: Hard Red Winter Wheat, Hard Red Spring Wheat, Soft Red Winter Wheat and Soft White Winter Wheat.