‘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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Elsoms Technology Helps Wildflower Meadows Bloom

Elsoms is now applying its knowledge and experience in enhancing seed quality for the vegetable industry to key sectors of the horticulture and cut flower industry. Wildflower establishment can be problematic, and Elsoms is helping to tackle this. Compared to most domesticated flower species, wildflowers are harder to germinate and face stiff competition from more

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Elsoms’ Virtual Cereals – Plot Tour

Winter Wheat Merit – Download tech sheet A new Winter Wheat from Elsoms Wheat that offers growers a variety with an outstanding disease package and leading to impressive untreated yields. WOBM resistance Performed well in untreated trials Performs well in later drilled situations Average speed of development For more information, contact our specialist George at

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Elsoms Begins Work on Improving Scottish Woodlands

Scottish tree seed trials have begun in Elsoms’ glasshouses as part of the agreed pre-commercial trials with Scottish Forestry, following Elsoms’ success at CivTech 4.0. The original trials, set to be carried out in Elgin, Scotland, had been postponed due to the impact of COVID-19 on the tree seed industry. The trial consists of 4,875

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Elsoms set to take Agriculture business to the next level

Elsoms is pleased to announce that Paul Taylor has been appointed as Head of Agriculture, following Adrian Hayler’s move to Head of Business Development. Paul’s appointment ensures the continued success of Elsoms’ agricultural business, aiming to significantly strengthen customer relationships. Paul’s appointment will see him become the driving force behind Elsoms’ future growth by helping

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