Seed production

Cérience is the main french leader as well as one the leading multi-species seeds producer in Europe.

50 years of experience and specialized in more than 80 species

Seed production is one of Cérience’s historic activity. 
We started the production of maize and forage almost 50 years ago in the Loire Valley. Step by step, we have developed our know-how on other species whether in open field or in green houses.  
Our expertise covers more than 80 species splitted in 4 big plant categories: 

  • Cereals and pulses
  • Forage and covers crops 
  • Maize and oilseed plants
  • Vegetables and flowers  

More than 110 breeders in the world contracted us, showing a great confidence in our skills!

A few figures about seeds production:

Multiplied species
Hectares of production
Tons of seeds produced for other breeders
Years of experience

Cereals and protein crops

A high level of know-how for hybrid, organic and conventional seeds, as well as keeping genetic lines and purity. 
Expert in self-pollinated crops and hybrid parents. 
Species: wheat, barley, triticale, lupine, peas, etc. 


Vegetables and flowers

Expertise for open field and under tunnel production in conventional or organic crops.
Hybrid varieties F1, and OP (open pollination).
Production is being done in the most suitable areas: Loire Valley, Normandy and Beauce.
High capacity industrial tool, compliant with ISTA standards.
Species: carrot, parsley, onion, cabbage, lettuce, radishes, beans, etc.


Maize and oilseed crops

A production of varieties from very precocious to half precocious.
Two areas of production (Anjou and Vienne) including on pedoclimatic area protected by prefectural decree, recognised for the production of sensitive varieties and the regularity of yields.
Species: maize, rapeseed, sunflower, etc.


Forage crops

IOur production expertise is known worldwide.
We work on a high number of species: grasses and legumes.
We operate on one of the most suitable production areas in the world (soil and climate) for legumes and especially alfalfa.
Species: alfalfa, grasses, legumes, brassicas, etc.