Germinal continue to be recognised for their achievements across the industry, high quality products and proven performance. The following awards showcase Germinal and Aberystwyth University’s (IBERS) work
The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) Variety Cup 2015
AberGreen demonstrated merit for making a major contribution to sustained crop productivity through improved quality, disease resistance and a high level of sustained quality performance. AberGreen is only the second ever grass variety after AberDart to win the NIAB Variety Cup.
Times Higher Education Award 2013
IBERS won the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology award with a winning entry based on the breeding and development of Aber High Sugar Grasses, beating off competition from super computers and bio–medicine.
British Grassland Society Innovation Award 2011
IBERS plant breeding team was recognised with the presentation of the Innovation Award for the development of Aber High Sugar Grasses.
BBSRC Excellence with Impact Award
UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBRSC) IBERS grass breeders responsible for Aber High Sugar Grasses were key contributors to success that led to the department winning one of the first ever awards from the BBSRC.
Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2009
The prize was awarded to IBERS for public good plant breeding that includes the development of Aber High Sugar Grasses.
Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) Award for Technology and Innovation 2007
IBERS received the RASE award for the development of Aber High Sugar grasses together with innovations in clover and cereal varieties that have had a significant impact in the market and on end use over the last 20 years.
The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) Variety Cup 2003
AberDart perennial ryegrass received the award in recognition of its improved quality combined with excellent agronomic performance. AberDart was the first grass variety to win the NIAB Variety Cup.