Plant breeding

A global leader in genetics and plant breeding

NIAB has expertise in plant breeding and plant genetics, including a prebreeding platform capable of delivering new sources of genetic innovation. Our aim is to increase crop production and improve resilience to abiotic and biotic stresses across the major arable crops – cereals, oilseed rape and pulses – as well as soft and top fruit.

NIAB provides a delivery mechanism allowing novel traits and associated marker technologies to flow from publicly-funded research through to exploitation in commercial breeding.