, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 149–160 | Cite as

Wheat breeding in the Netherlands

  • H. De Haan


In 1886L. Broekema (Wageningen) laid the foundation for wheat breeding in the Netherlands. He succeeded in breeding Wilhelmina wheat (1901) and later Juliana, among other varieties.

About the same timeJ. H. Mansholt (Westpolder) andDr. O. Pitsch (Wageningen) started their wheat breeding programmes.

It should be stated that these pioneers practised line selection in hybrid populations from the very beginning.

Among the other wheat breeders mention should be made ofDr. R. J. Mansholt (Westpolder) who, among other varieties, developed Wilobo and Lovink winter wheat and Van Hoek and Mansholt Witte spring wheat. The Breeding Station C.B. (Hoofddorp) bred the variety Staring,M. Rademakers (Bant, N.E. Polder) Mado, the Seed Company Wiersum (Groningen) Titan, Demeter and Tavero.

It appears from the varietal ranges (Figs. 6 and 7) that at present foreign varieties are widely grown. However, wheat breeding in the Netherlands has not fallen asleep; at some breeding establishments large-scale breeding programmes are under way.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. De Haan
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  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural Plant BreedingWageningen

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