Seed Valley

Seed Valley

Seed Valley is the area in the Netherlands with dozens of companies active in
the fields of plant breeding, seed technology, and associated services. Here
specialists develop the ‘green software’ that determines the colour
of a flower, how a tomato tastes and whether lettuce is resistant to diseases.
Numerous innovations are put into practice here in the creation of continually
better seeds.

Plant breeding and seed technology are multidisciplinary fields of work. The
development of better varieties and seeds requires knowledge of disciplines
including genetics, cell biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics.
Specialists work in teams, constantly developing better plant varieties.
Companies based within Seed Valley offer numerous opportunities to
ambitious professionals keen to push their frontiers. There is a strong
demand for specialists with a broad spectrum of educational levels.
Their contribution is necessary to continue to the strong growth of past
decades, to expand breeding and research activities and to tackle new
developments effectively.