Homozygous lines are of utmost importance in breeding programmes. Androgenesis, Inducer based approach and Bulbosum technique are most common ways to support the development of such valuable DHLs. Double haploid technology enhances “forward breeding” by allowing hybrids to be bred with new traits without locking up the germplasm and by developing stacks without negative side effects. Besides the practical facet of this technique, it is a valuable method for genetic cartography of complex traits, transgenesis and genomics among others. From a breeding point of view, in self pollinated species, such as the small grained cereals, double haploids can be used directly for the production of varieties, since each DH has the potential to become a new variety.