Ten Reasons to Grow Tennyson

Tennyson is an exciting new, low-risk variety selected by Elsoms’ OSR breeding programme. Already accepted onto the AHDB candidate list, its income potential alone is reason enough to add it to your 2021 OSR programme. With quantitative Phoma resistance, TuYV and a high Verticillium tolerance, Tennyson is a flexible variety suited to a range of drilling

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International Women’s Day – An insight to plant breeding

This International Women’s Day, we have asked our Plant Breeder, Coretta Kloeppel, a few questions about what led her down a career path in agriculture and what steps she has taken to become a plant breeder. We have many fantastic women who lead the way at Elsoms, helping us work towards helping to feed an

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Eight Elsoms staff rake up over 275 years’ service between them

Meet the eight staff members who have accumulated a total of 275 years service to Elsoms between them! With careers spanning over three decades each, we take a look at their progression, biggest achievements and secrets to having such a successful career at Elsoms. Rae Cook, Head of Seed Treatment – 34 years Rae started

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Raising a glass to Mojito – Elsoms’ newest maize variety

High yielding maize variety, Mojito is the newest addition to Elsoms’ expanding arable portfolio. Joining a range of other trialled and tested varieties including Frodo, Sufaster and Neutrino, Mojito offers farmers the ability to form a complete portfolio of maize varieties from FAO 180-230. To celebrate the launch, we’ve had a chat with our Energy,

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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

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Recommended and Sustainable Wheat and Barley Varieties for 2020/21

Merit, Elsoms’ latest Group 3 Biscuit Wheat and Bolton, an exceptionally high yielding, 2-row feed Barley are the latest additions to the AHDB Recommended List from Elsoms’ breeding programmes. The promotion of these varieties to the AHDB Recommended List demonstrates Elsoms’ continued success as an influential breeder with a focus on high performance and low-risk

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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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Elicit: A solid winter wheat variety choice for Autumn drilling

With Brexit negotiations scheduled to conclude by October 31st, farmers would be wise to keep their options open by selecting winter wheat varieties with both strong domestic and export market potential, advises Martin Perry, Senior Trader at Bartholomews Agri Food Limited. “With next year’s UK winter wheat harvest currently estimated to be over 16M tonnes, there

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New Organics Manager to drive business in this unique sector

Stephanie Beavis has been appointed as Organics Manager, expanding Elsoms’ vegetable sales team and giving more focus to this unique sector. With a background in the organic fresh produce industry, Stephanie’s understanding of this market will be key in ensuring that the UK will have access to the wide organic range supplied by Elsoms.  Elsoms

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Burgundy Broccoli commences second UK harvest season

Following the successful launch of Burgundy Broccoli to the UK market in 2019, the UK’s leading independent plant breeder Elsoms Seeds and grower Staples Vegetables Ltd, are entering the UK’s second season of production. Burgundy Broccoli is named for its deep purple hue and is so tender that the whole head can be enjoyed raw

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