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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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 Steps Up to Scottish Challenge

Elsoms Seeds, the UK’s leading independent seed specialists and plant breeders, has signed an agreement with the Scottish Government for pre-commercial trials on tree seed, achieved through the CivTech Challenge. Tasked with improving the quality of tree seed used within its forestry industry, Elsoms successfully demonstrated to Forestry and Land Scotland that its proven treatments

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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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Celebrating 175 Years of Success – Elsoms’ Annual Open Days 2019

Elsoms’ annual Open Days attract hundreds of visitors to see the UK’s largest independent vegetable variety trials. This years’ event on October 9th and 10th took place at Elsoms’ dedicated trial field in Spalding. Two days of wonderful sunshine made the event even more enjoyable for everyone who attended. Displaying a massive portfolio of brassica species

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Elsoms’ Cycling Event to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

To celebrate Elsoms’ 175th anniversary staff organised a special cycling event and collectively rode an incredible 1,305 miles in a single day. The event raised money for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and also for The Alzheimer’s Society. Heading off on 7thAugust from a central point close to Elsoms’ main office, the 24 cyclists rode

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