Nordic Seed was founded in 2008 from a merger between Pajbjerg A/S, the Abed Foundation and DLA Agro. The Pajbjerg Foundation had been breeding agricultural crops since 1920 and the Abed Foundation had been breeding barley, wheat and oat since 1903. Danish Agro and Vestjyllands Andel bought out Pajbjerg A/S and the Abed Foundation in 2014. During the past few years, Danish Agro and Vestjyllands Andel have increased their international presence and now operate in many sectors, both in Denmark and internationally. In 2016, Nordic Seed increased its activities in Germany, when a hybrid rye breeding program was acquired.
The Nordic Seed breeding and research strategies are designed to provide farmers with varieties of wheat, barley, rye, peas and field beans with superior yield potential, as well as maintaining stable yield under different weather conditions. Additional breeding objectives are to reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture, by developing varieties that are resistant to the major diseases. Furthermore, the company's goal is to improve quality characteristics, such as malt quality in barley, baking quality in wheat and rye, feed quality in barley and wheat as well as rye and field beans. To successfully achieve the breeding goals, the company also cooperates in research projects nationally and internationally with public and private bodies.