Strube Historie

The company's roots

In the year 1877, the farmer, Friedrich Strube, began exploring the systematic breeding of sugar beet and wheat. He laid the foundation for the success story of the Strube company as a plant breeder and seed producer Strube.

 

The climate and soils in the Harz foreland and in the Magdeburg Börde were ideal for field crops. As a result, many practical farmers making selections of their best varieties.

[Translate to English:] Strube Siegel

The first findings on the genetic inheritance of characteristics, such as the Mendelian inheritance, made a huge contribution to progress in crop production.

We look back on the many challenges in the history of the company. All along, our committed personnel and loyal customers have ensured the continued existence and growth of our company. As a visionary plant breeder, we are always looking towards the future. We will be able to actively and flexibly develop the potential of plant breeding. This purpose is in our blood.

For: Future has tradition!

Locations

Strube Schlanstedt

Schlanstedt

The ancestral seat of the company is in Schlanstedt, Upper Saxony. This is where Friedrich Strube started pursuing the breeding of sugar beets.

 

As it was located in the Soviet occupation zone, in September 1945, the ancestral seat was ultimately expropriated without compensation. After the political shift and German reunification, the management was able to re-acquire the old headquarters of the company.

[Translate to English:] Strube Söllingen

Söllingen

The headquarters of the company are in Söllingen, Lower Saxony

 

The expropriation of the Schlanstedt site in 1945 prompted the Strube family to reorganise themselves. Söllingen ensured optimal conditions for re-establishing the company and continuing their breeding work.

How everything began

Since its establishment in 1877 our company has changed, grown, and adapted to the requirements of the times. We will take you on a journey through our history.

  1. Friedrich Strube Historie

    Foundation

    The farmer Friedrich Strube began with the selective breeding of sugar beet and wheat in Schlanstedt, Upper-Saxony. 

  2. 1880 Strubes dickkopf

    Strubes dickkopf

    Awarding of the DLG gold medal for the winter wheat variety Strubes dickkopf (originally Strubes Schlanstedter Squarehead).

  3. Rübenprüfung

    Technique development

    In addition to new buildings with a grain elevator and rooms for processing Strube set up high-performance drying and treatement systems. Within this innovations Strube got a leading position in the German seed breeding companies.

  4. 1907 Strube-Sommerweizen

    Strubes Roter Schlanstedter spring wheat

    First DLG recognition of Strubes Roter Schlanstedter spring wheat.

  5. 1910 Strube-Beizung

    Seed dressing against common bunt

    First introduction of industrial seed dressing for wheat against common bunt in Germany.

  6. 1911 Strube Guty-Station

    Test station Guty

    Building of the breeding station in Guty in Russia.

  7. First German cleaning system

    First german seed cleaning

    Germany´s first seed cleaning system was put into operation.

  8. Strube breeding station Detenic 1920

    Breeding station Detenic

    A breeding station was built in Detenic, Czechoslovakia.

  9. castle ground Schöningen

    Castle ground Schöningen

    The castle ground Schöningen in the district of Helmstedt was leased.

  10. 50 years of Strube USA

    50 years Strube

    The 50th anniversary of Strube strenthened the sales activities in the USA.

  11. 1942 Strube Rübenprüfung

    Marke GK

    Marketing authorisation of the first easily lifted sugar beet variety Marke GK

  12. 1943 Strubes dickkopf 2

    Strubes dickkopf II

    Marketing authorisation of the winter wheat Strubes dickkopf II.

  13. Schlanstedt

    Expropriation Schlanstedt

    Expropriation of the headquarter in Schlanstedt.

  14. Strube breeding sugar beet wheat Schöningen

    Restart of breeding

    The company was re-established at the castle ground in Schöningen. Here the restart of the breeding took place.

  15. 1955 Strubes fortschritt

    Strubes Fortschritt

    Marketing authorisation of the first post-war wheat, the spring wheat Strubes fortschritt.

  16. Strube sugar factory Söllingen

    Sugar factory Söllingen

    In Söllingen the management bought the closed sugar factory. The building was extended.

  17. 1965 Strube Saaten-Union

    Saaten-Union

    Founding of the Saaten-Union as a co-shareholder.

  18. 1965 Strube farino

    farino

    Winter wheat farino, first A1 in Germany.

  19. 1966 Strube Gemo

    gemo

    Marketing authorisation of the first monogerm sugar beet variety gemo in Germany.

  20. 1966 Strube Dieckmann

    Strube-Dieckmann

    Strube and Dieckmann found a sugar beet breeding community.

  21. Strube celebrates 100 anniversary

    Strube celebrates the 100th anniversary

    In spite of two world wars and the loss of the initial breeding station the company has become one of the biggest private breeding companies.

  22. Strube cermo

    cermo

    Marketing authorisation of the first cercospora-tolerant variety cermo in Italy. 

  23. 1987 Strube sanamono

    sanamono

    Marketing authorisation of the first rhizomania-/cercospora-tolerant variety sanamono in Italy.

  24. 1989 Strube colibri

    colibri

    Marketing authorisation for the low soil tare variety colibri in Germany and France.

  25. 1991 Strube Sugar beet seeds

    2D - automatic X-ray analysis

    Introduction of automatic X-ray analysis to evaluate seed quality.

  26. 1991 Strube variety pooling

    Variety pooling

    Agreement on the variety pooling of Strube and Ackermann Saatzucht.

  27. 1992 Strube seed quality index

    Seed quality index

    Implementation of the seed quality index for analytical methods.

  28. 1992 Strube Schlanstedt

    Schlanstedt

    Reacquisition of parts of the ancestral seat in Schlanstedt after reunification.

  29. 1999 Strube xenos

    xenos

    xenos was the first Strube facultative wheat variety to be given the trademark WeW®.

  30. 2000 Strube BlueMobil

    BlueMobil I

    The first BlueMobil was put into operation. The converted beet lifter is a travelling laboratory, which not only harvests the plots, but also performs evaluations directly on-site.

  31. 2001 Strube premiere

    premiere

    Marketing authorisation of the first rhizomania-, rhizoctonia-, and cercospora-tolerant variety premiere in Germany.

  32. 2003 Strube 3Dplus

    3D seed quality analysis

    Introduction of computer tomography for three-dimensional analysis of the seed quality.

  33. 2003 Strube STZ

    Seed Technology Centre

    Opening of the Seed Technology Centre in Söllingen.

  34. 2004 Strube Quick test

    Quick tests

    Use of quick tests for rhizomania and rhizoctonia.

  35. 2008 Strube Biotechnologielabor

    Biotechnology laboratory

    Opening of the new biotechnology lab in Schlanstedt.

  36. 2008 Strube 3Dplus introduction

    3Dplus seed activation

    Introduction of 3Dplus seed activation. Higher sugar yields are achieved through faster field emergence.

  37. 2009 Strube plant scanner

    Plant laser scanner

    Development of a plant laser scanner for precise measurement of the plants in the field.

  38. 2010 Strube Weber-Wanne

    Weber cleaner

    Mobile stone separation facility for sugar beets (Weber cleaner).

  39. 2011 Strube Sunflower

    Sunflower

    Expansion of the breeding activities with the addition of sunflowers. 

  40. 2012 Strube CT1

    CT-Technology for seed analysis

    Full automation of the CT technology for seed analysis. 

  41. 2014 Strube Sweet corn

    Sweet corn and vining pea

    Strube becomes the exclusive distribution partner for sweetcorn and vining peas in Europe.

  42. 2015 Forum Strube

    Forum Strube

    Opening of the Forum Strube: The former sugar beet juice factory is turned into a modern office and conference centre.  

  43. 2016 Strube Deepfield 4D-Scan

    Presentation of Deepfield 4D-Scan

    Development of the self-navigating crop emergence and seedling scanner: Deepfield 4D-Scan.

  44. 2017 Strube phenoTest

    Presentation of phenoTest

    Development of phenoTest, a high-throughput germination test method. The phenoTest is based on automated 4D-phenotyping of germinating seeds and the corresponding seedling in the laboratory.

  45. Change of ownership Strube new management verjux schoess knolle

    Change of ownership / New beginning at Strube

    The companies Deleplanque & Cie and SUET Saat- und Erntetechnik GmbH have acquired the seed company Strube on 1st April 2018. 

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