Our large portfolio of arable crops offers an extensive choice to UK farmers of competitive varieties of cereals, oilseeds and pulses.
With its potential to produce very high energy yields cheaply, maize has formed the backbone of the Northern European Energy Crop sector for many years and as a result has been the foundation on which the UK market has developed. Although initial experiences of large scale maize production have been mixed, with respect to the variation of actual energy yields achieved, the pivotal role of maize in the AD sector remains valid. As in Germany, UK farmers now understand that realising the potential of maize requires a more sophisticated approach in terms of variety selection, as well as for using a combination of energy crops to balance the rotation, improve security of raw material supply and create a more efficient mix of raw material for use in the digester.
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- Early Maturity
- Great Value
- Stable Yields
Cheers to Mojito! A refreshing choice for the UK grower. With outstanding performance in UK trials, this variety is a fresh new addition to our Elsoms portfolio. Mojito presents enviable early vigour and a dry matter percentage to suit the mid to early forage market.
- Excellent fresh yield
- Reliable standing ability for a safe harvest
- FAO 190-200
A stable choice for the UK market. With a mid-maturity, Prestol is an excellent combination of high dry matter for biogas and high fresh weight for a later forage. This variety has a stable agronomic package and presents an impressive looking crop.
A safe, economic choice to give you piece of mind in your cropping. A sell out variety in its first year of commercial sales, Meadow is a mid-maturity maize which gives a grower access to the forage and biogas markets. Economically, this variety stacks up, and agronomically this is a choice you can trust.
- FAO 210-220
- Very good agronomic package
- Excellent early vigour and high fresh yield
Frodo by name, but a giant by nature! Exclusively available through Agrii, Frodo has been extensively trialled here in the UK. The variety is highly digestible and is suitable for both forage and grain. With an enviable standing ability, there’s no surprise that this variety has secured a place with farmers UK wide.
- FAO 220
- Excellent standing ability
- Good digestibility and high starch quality
The number one choice for biogas output. With its place firmly set in the UK market, Neutrino is the number one choice for the biogas market. This variety presents excellent early vigour and presents large cobs.
- FAO 230
- High yielding
- Excellent early vigour with large cobs