At the root of all the best seed varieties.
From the upland plateaus of South-central France to the fertile arable land of the Fens and the verdant pastures of middle England, RAGT seeds are at the root of the British landscape.
Nearly one hectare in five across Europe has been sown with an RAGT variety and almost a third of the pasta made in France and Italy uses flour from RAGT durum wheat varieties.
You’ll even find our products in some of Europe’s most famous sporting venues: the hallowed turf of the Stade de France and Parc des Princes stadiums in Paris were seeded with RAGT grass varieties and the iconic greens and fairways of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St Andrew’s were planted with RAGT amenity grasses.
RAGT was founded in 1919 by farmers in Aveyron whose families remain shareholders to this day. The company’s continuing success derives from maintaining a local approach to the business while conducting ground-breaking research and development on an international scale. As a result, RAGT is firmly established in all the major agricultural areas of Europe.
Named after the four regions in southern France where the company has its origins: Rouergue Auvergne, Gévaudan and Tarnais, RAGT is deeply rooted in agricultural tradition. Run by farmers for farmers, the company continues to embrace its founding principles of innovation ambition and a spirit of competition to remain ahead of the game.
By taking a long-term approach to growing the business and striving to recruit and retain the most talented, experienced scientific staff, RAGT has built up an enviable reputation for excellence among the agricultural and related industries.
From wheat, barley and oats to oil seed rape, maize and grasses – our cutting edge approach to research and development consistently delivers a strong range of diverse products, year in year out.
RAGT invests more than 15 per cent of its turnover in research and development and by consistently developing and growing outstanding varieties such as RGT Skyfall, RGT Illustrious and RGT Planet, we maintain our market-leading positions across Europe.
From maize, sunflower and sorghum to forage grass and legumes our scientists and researchers typically register more than 200 new varieties across 24 different crop species each year.
These pioneering varieties are responsible for exceptional yields while also delivering the features and characteristics demanded by farmers and their customers.
It is this company-wide commitment to developing and marketing only the very best varieties that makes RAGT clear-cut leadership in so many markets across Europe.
Discover a range of seed varieties you can have total confidence in. Explore our website to find out how you can grow to expect the best.