Bejo introduces improved coating and new colour for organic seed

Bejo‘s work on developing an improved coating for its organic seed was done with the aim of making it clearly distinguishable from the non-chemically treated seed. Launched in September, the new organic coating will be more yellow, while the non-chemically treated seed coating will remain white. In line with its conventional seed, Bejo will transition

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Growing interest in hybrid rye for grain set to continue

An increase in demand for rye grain in pig feed, either as pellets, or as wet or dry meal in home ‘mill and mix’ rations has led to a recent surge in interest in growing hybrid rye according to James Maw, Managing Director of Glencore Agriculture UK Ltd. Glencore, who work closely with agronomy group

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Elsoms Receives Consecutive RoSPA Gold Award

For the second year running, Elsoms Seeds is delighted to receive a highly prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its employees, customers and contractors stay safe. Elsoms has participated in the scheme for several years has achieved Gold standard in the internationally renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running

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Elsoms Sets a Course for Further Growth

Elsoms Seeds is the UK’s leading independent seed specialist and plant breeder. The company is targeting rapid growth by identifying innovations and diversification opportunities for UK farmers and growers. To support this growth, Elsoms has appointed a dedicated Business Development team to evaluate, prioritise and implement key projects. (Left to right: Adrian Hayler, Heather Oldfield

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Elsoms Celebrates Sue Kennedy’s Outstanding Achievements as she Retires

2019 has been a memorable year for Elsoms, as the company celebrated reaching a milestone 175 years’ in business. It’s also been a memorable year for Sue Kennedy, whose last day working for Elsoms before retirement is December 20th. Sue began her career at Elsoms in 1991 working as a Lab Assistant for the breeding

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Better crop knowledge informs improved parsnip breeding

“Elsoms’ first hybrid parsnip varieties were released in the early 2000’s and before that everything had been open pollinated varieties,” explains breeder Richard Tudor. “The first two varieties were Panache and Polar, and these were followed by a generation of varieties which included Pinnacle, Picador, the organic variety Pixie and Palace, which went on to

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RED BARON ONION WINS NIAB CENTENARY VARIETY CUP

NIAB has awarded its Centenary Variety Cup to the red onion variety Red Baron, naming it the most influential UK non-cereal variety from the past 100 years. NIAB technical director Bill Clark and crop variety specialists Bruce Napier, Simon Kightley, Hannah Parish and Cheryl Turnbull considered 100 years of non-cereal varieties from the horticulture and

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Burgundy; a Revolutionary New Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Elsoms Seeds, the UK’s leading independent seed specialist and plant breeder, is proud to announce the launch of Burgundy, a breakthrough new variety of purple sprouting broccoli. Burgundy is an outstanding new variety, with a wealth of features and benefits for the whole supply chain. Available all year round, Burgundy provides fresh and tender spears,

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