Organic Seed

Energy Crops

Elsoms Seeds, in association with leading European Breeders, SAATEN UNION, Strube, Caussade Semences and Florimond Desprez, has put together a portfolio of proven “Energy Crop” varieties. These will provide farmers with a range of options to achieve optimum energy yields whilst supporting the performance of other crops in the rotation.

Although the UK “Energy Crop” market has lagged behind countries such as Germany and Holland, the UK has been able to benefit from the experience gained in establishing successful “Energy Crop” markets in these countries. As is often the case with new markets, farmers are confronted by a plethora of often confusing and sometimes contradictory information. Elsoms have worked with our plan breeding partners to select a porfolio of “proven” varieties suitable for the UK market in each Energy Crop sector. Elsoms strong portfolio will enable farmers to concentrate on the rotational model, selecting the balance of energy and field crops that will provide their overall business with the best return.


Types of Energy Crop
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  • A combination of very high (consistently achievable) dry matter yields, excellent digestion efficiency and strong agronomic advantages has resulted in Energy Beet gaining a large slice of the German Energy Crop sector and a rapidly growing share of the burgeoning UK market. Whilst maize remains at the heart of most Energy Crop rotations, Energy Beet, along with Hybrid Rye, is now forming a vital part of farmers strategic plans for achieving the performance required from AD plants and the whole farm enterprise.

  • Widely grown in Northern Europe, Hybrid Rye is proving to be an increasingly popular choice for improving the performance of AD (Anaerobic Digestion) Plants. With its excellent yield, flexible drilling dates, vigorous growth habit and very early maturity it provides growers with the opportunity for increased flexibility in terms of the position of energy crops in their rotation as well as reducing the risk of being able to achieve respectable harvest yields and crop quality. With many AD plant managers now realising the limitations of maize and beet as sole or major sources of raw material for their AD plants Hybrid Rye is looking an increasingly attractive choice, both in terms of raw material security and also in-terms of digester performance.

  • Triticale is a low maintenance cereal with an aggressive growth habit and robust agronomic characteristics that is increasing rapidly in popularity with farmers across the country. New Winter and Spring sown varieties are now available that have seen a major improvement in the crops potential value to the grower. Elsoms works in partnership with French plant breeder Florimond Desprez and through it's modern varieties has maintained it's position as a market leader in this sector. A long term research project is currently being carried out by AHDB/ADAS, supported by a range of companies, looking at the potential for triticale to provide substantially improved gross margins, in comparison to winter wheat, across a range of situations. Information on this project can be obtained from the down loads on this page, or directly from the organisations themselves.

  • Triticale is a low maintenance cereal with an aggressive growth habit and robust agronomic characteristics that is increasing rapidly in popularity with farmers across the country. New Winter and Spring sown varieties are now available that have seen a major improvement in the crops potential value to the grower. Elsoms works in partnership with French plant breeder Florimond Desprez and through it's modern varieties has maintained it's position as a market leader in this sector. A long term research project is currently being carried out by AHDB/ADAS, supported by a range of companies, looking at the potential for triticale to provide substantially improved gross margins, in comparison to winter wheat, across a range of situations. Information on this project can be obtained from the down loads on this page, or directly from the organisations themselves.

  • Triticale is a low maintenance cereal with an aggressive growth habit and robust agronomic characteristics that is increasing rapidly in popularity with farmers across the country. New Winter and Spring sown varieties are now available that have seen a major improvement in the crops potential value to the grower. Elsoms works in partnership with French plant breeder Florimond Desprez and through it's modern varieties has maintained it's position as a market leader in this sector. A long term research project is currently being carried out by AHDB/ADAS, supported by a range of companies, looking at the potential for triticale to provide substantially improved gross margins, in comparison to winter wheat, across a range of situations. Information on this project can be obtained from the down loads on this page, or directly from the organisations themselves.

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Energy Beet

Barents

A well shaped beet for easy management and consistant yields

Barents

  • High dry matter yields of high quality substrate
  • Clean weel-shaped low-tare roots for easier harvesting
  • Tried and tested successfully in the UK

Artus

A high yielding variety - this is sold exclusively through Agrii

Artus

  • Very high yields of high quality substrate
  • Well-shaped roots for easier, low-tare harvesting
  • Leading variety in Germany for biogas

Yoda

Yoda has a stable agronomy package with sustained sugar yields

Yoda

  • High sugar yields
  • Prostrate leaf growth habit
  • Tried and tested successfully in the UK

Hybrid Rye

SU Performer

  • Highest yielding SU variety
  • Sound all-round disease resistance
  • Good resistance to lodging

SU Cossani

SU Cossani

  • Exceptionally clean variety
  • Strong tiller ability in the Spring
  • Suits a later drilling slot

SU Nasri

SU Nasri

  • Earliest maturing variety
  • Robust disease resistance
  • Very high yielding

Triticale

Trimour

A flexible spring cropping option, suited for both grain production and the wholecrop market

Trimour

  • Excellent energy crop, spring rye alternative
  • Ideal for wholecrop or grain
  • Popular game cover crop

Tribeca

Tribeca

  • Ideal wholecrop
  • Late sown energy crop
  • Tall strawed and stands well

Kereon

Kereon

  • Excellent for grain production
  • High yield and specific weight
  • Shorter strawed and stands well

Winter Triticale

Tribeca

Tribeca

  • Ideal wholecrop
  • Late sown energy crop
  • Tall strawed and stands well

Kereon

Kereon

  • Excellent for grain production
  • High yield and specific weight
  • Shorter strawed and stands well

Spring Triticale

Trimour

A flexible spring cropping option, suited for both grain production and the wholecrop market

Trimour

  • Excellent energy crop, spring rye alternative
  • Ideal for wholecrop or grain
  • Popular game cover crop