Grass for farming, for sport, and for family life
DLF is a global seed company dealing in forage and amenity seeds, and other crops.
With a 50% market share in Europe and 25% worldwide, there’s a good chance the animals that provide your milk, meat, and wool gathered the nutrition they need from our grass. If you enjoy sport, you may well have seen your favorite team score on a pitch turfed with our grass. And if you like relaxing on your own garden lawn, that too may well have begun life as a sack of our seeds.
We’re the global market leader providing grass and clover seeds to more than 80 countries. We’re owned by a cooperative of Danish grass-seed farmers.
Science develops better seeds
The world demands a lot from its grasses: nutrition, resilience, performance, easy maintenance. And each year our customers rely on us to produce better seed varieties than we did the year before. So we spend a lot of resources on the lab and our research plots. Roughly 1 out of 4 of our 1100 employees are involved in R&D. We run plant-breeding programmes across the world to produce varieties that flourish in harsh climates, on challenging soils, and for the most demanding and critical audiences on the planet. That’s why our grasses are more likely to be chosen for major events like the football World Cup.
Structured for speed, innovation, and security of supply
Our business structure is good for customers. Because customers deserve the best – innovative seed varieties supported by speed and security of supply – we’re vertically integrated in research, production, and sales.
Our headquarters are in Roskilde, Denmark. We’re also present in 14 other countries: The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland France, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, China, Canada, USA, Uruguay, South Africa and New Zealand.
While winter still sends its cold breath across Northern Europe, the countdown for this summer’s world-class football in Russia continues. Among pitch managers and chief groundsmen, expectations for perfect tournament pitches are sky high. The organisers, the players, and billions of football fans across the world expect nothing less than beautifully green and hard-wearing grass; the groundsmen will do their utmost to make it happen.