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Bóly Zrt.
HISTORY:
Large scale farming in the modern sense was introduced to the area as early as the beginning of the 1700's. The farm, established on what were once lands of Count Montenuovo-Batthyány in Bóly and of Archduke Albrecht in Bellye, is a major agricultural player. The farms became state owned and united in a company Bólyi Állami Gazdaság in 1963. The company has been privatized in 2004 and is now a member of Bonafarm - an agricultural-food industrial group of 7 companies.
ACTIVITIES:
  • Seed production
  • Fodder production
  • Hunting
  • Seed processing
  • Milk- and meat farming
FIGURES:
  • Agricultural area: 18,500 ha arable land (including subsidiaries)
  • 70,000 tons fodder production
  • 6000 tons sales of sowing seeds
  • 10,000 tons of full-fat soy and Colin Chloride production
  • Revenue: 63 million EUR, 26.5 million EUR investment in the last 4 years

SEED PRODUCTION IN BÓLY:
  • 1800 ha seed production
  • main crops: corn, wheat, barley, soybean, rapeseed
  • 420 ha irrigation functioning, 957 ha under preparation, development plans in order to reach 2805 ha
  • seed processing and packaging in their own seed plant
  • most modern crop production technologies

MGKI MARTONVÁSÁR
HISTORY:
The Agrobiological Institute (today Centre for Agricultural Research), founded in 1949 by the Hungarian government, belongs to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as its agricultural research institute since 1953. The first European maize hybrid MV 5 bred by Endre Pap was qualified in 1953. Today the number of registered hybrids is more than 100, and another more than 50 hybrids in cooperation, and the institute is the largest agricultural centre in Hungary. The localization of the technology of open field hybrid maize seed production and seed plant processing has also been developed here.
  • 1972: new phytotron: climate change research
  • 1982: biotech research
  • 1992: introduction of genomic research
  • 2008-2012: centre of EUCARPIA
ACTIVITIES
  • maize breeding
  • cereal breeding
  • crop production
  • plant genetics
  • plant physiology
  • cereal gene bank
  • molecular breeding
  • cereal chemistry
  • plant stress resistance
  • agroecology
  • plant cell and reproduction biology

AGROMAG LTD.
HISTORY:
Agromag Ltd. is a private enterprise established in 1990. Since that time the firm has been developing dynamically, its field of activity has been widened and formed continuously. Today it is operating its own seed plant and mill.

ACTIVITIES:
  • Seed production
  • Seed processing
  • Seed trade (sunflower, maize, barley, wheat, triticale, soy, hemp)
  • Domesticating foreign hybrids of sunflower, corn and wheat varieties from 1992
  • Seed breeding and milling from 1999
FIGURES:
  • Revenue: 8.5-12 million EUR
  • Seed production: 5000-7000 tons / year

POTATO RESEARCH CENTRE KESZTHELY
HISTORY:
The centre operates in a university system and is the only institution dedicated exclusively to potato research and breeding in Hungary. It is an appreciated centre of basic and applied research, breeding, extension and education of experts for potato since 1960. The centre maintains vivid contacts with most of the important foreign and local research institutes working on potato.

ACTIVITIES:
  • Breeding of potato varieties
  • Seed-tuber propagation
  • Maintenance and marketing of the varieties
FIGURES:
  • Gene bank with more than 500 genotypes
  • 12 varieties on EU list
  • Several hundred sqm greenhouse and screen-house surface
  • 70 ha irrigated propagation and 10 ha experimental field
  • The centre produces 500 tons of super elite quality seed as well as a few million minitubers annually
Due to the consistent resistance-breeding, these varieties show extreme resistance to the economically most important potato viruses, without sacrificing high yielding potential and outstanding consumption quality.
KHNO POLAN PLC.
HISTORY:
The company with its current name has been created in 1994 by the fusion of 2 local companies. From this fusion the company inherited breeding and gardening traditions from the 19th century when its predecessor, the company of Emil Freege was established. Today it is one of the biggest seed breeding and seed producing companies in the horticultural market in Poland with 254 own varieties in 39 species of vegetables and flowers.

ACTIVITIES:
  • Creative and preservative breeding of horticultural plants
  • Production of base material and line for crossbreeds
  • Production of seed and trans planting material
  • Purchase of seeds
  • Technological processing, laboratory assessment and packing of seeds
  • Domestic and export selling of the seeds
FIGURES:
  • 690 hectares of own, best-quality growing grounds
  • 11 foreign markets (36 companies)
  • 3500 retail and wholesale companies