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ELSOMS Digital Open Day 2020

We are delighted to invite you to this years’ Elsoms Digital Open Day! As we are unable to see you all at our trial field this year, you can still experience and learn about the varieties that we have on show.  Click on the buttons below to go directly to the crop section or use the search bar and type in the variety of your choice! Please enjoy the range of videos we have created for you that cover some of the key varieties on our brassica, salad and root crop portfolio. Our trial guide is available for download here - please note, not all crops/varieties are available in video format. For more information, please contact your crop manager. Kale Spring Green Broccoli Purple Sprouting Broccoli Kohl Rabi Pointed Cabbage Savoy (Early/Summer) Savoy (Christmas) Savoy Winter Red Cabbage Red Cabbage (Processing) Baby Leaf Spring Onion Radish Chinese Leaf Spinach Celery Iceberg Lettuce Speciality Lettuce Brassica We are delighted to offer the superb range of brassica crops from both Bejo and our joint breeding programme, with Bejo. Our joint breeding programmes for Brussels sprouts and sprouting broccoli have produced some fantastic varieties. The passion we have for breeding traditional 'British' vegetable crops is demonstrated in our the varieties seen here. Let Dave Clay, Brassica Crop Manager tell you more about the varieties we have on show. Kale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VuGS2M1I60 Spring Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P2rhVS_91E Broccoli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGbPMDA5hHo Purple Sprouting Broccoli https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRvQrzm7h4A Kohl Rabi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFsJu7brplI Pointed Cabbage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNAj7W_RCeg Savoy (early/summer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vptGgnSWqv0 Savoy (Christmas) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfAE10OiCMc Savoy (winter) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-Q4m9fBv8c Red Cabbage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6STHb49V5E Red Cabbage (Processing) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X4CZ5Xc-bk Salads Our salads and diverse crop portfolio continues to expand. The expert breeding and selection team at Bejo is dedicated to bring you a range of species, particularly celery, fennel and radish. Find out more from Lisa Tokelove, our Salads and Diverse Crop Manager. Baby Leaf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2k7ve9M72Y Spring Onion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwfh5Du1y7s Radish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71RsmwGWP1c Chinese Leaf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hr8dDw7-74 Spinach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYAESItI-gE Celery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb3hVZJMFeI Iceberg Lettuce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apMNoZoJa-s Speciality Lettuce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15I6hJQEW84
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‘Lion’ marks the arrival of a new King in Spring oats

Elsoms launch a new Spring oat variety, Lion. This follows established varieties such as Delfin, Yukon and Canyon in the UK, alongside market leader Husky in Ireland. Elsoms has built a strong understanding of the UK oat market. Working in partnership with Saaten Union and monitoring the uptake in oats as a health food, Elsoms feeds this information back in to the Saaten Union breeding program. This has helped to adapt the breeding goals to the changes in consumer demand. Changes that have allowed Elsoms to announce the launch of Lion, a new Spring Oats variety in the UK. “Following 4 years of trials, Lion has proven itself to be a very high yielding and stable variety in Europe.” claims Head of Oat Breeding, Dr Steffen Beuch, whose company Nordsaat is the market leader in oat breeding in Europe.  George Goodwin, Combinable Crop Manager at Elsoms Seeds, acknowledges the importance of this new variety. Lion has shown positive results in both Elsom’s own screening trials and in UK National List trials.  "Lion offers UK growers the best combination of yield, quality while providing secure end-market options" says George. "With an impressive combination of kernel content, specific weight and hullability, Lion is clearly showing itself as the leader of the pack." "At the same time Spring oats can also benefit the overall crop rotation by providing a take-all break. Lion looks very exciting and seed will be available from Spring 2021” he concludes. For more information download our tech sheet here. Alternatively, you can contact Elsoms' Combinable Crop Manager, George Goodwin here.
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