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Extensive trials show Spring Oats needn’t be styled a Cinderella crop

Variety Lion yielded well and had the lowest hulling losses in 2022 Spring Oat trial confirms agronomist Brin Hughes Following four years of intensive trials aimed at improving the yield and quality of Spring Oats, agronomist Brin Hughes, of Richardson Milling (UK) Limited, confirms that they should no longer be unkindly referred to as a […]

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Buccaneer sitting pretty at the top of the 2-row winter malting barley list

New high yielding 2-row winter malting barley boasts a strong disease resistance package and has performed well in malting trials Buccaneer, marketed by Elsoms Seeds and bred by Saaten Union, headlines this year’s list of 2-row winter malting barleys on the new 2023 Recommended List confirms George Goodwin, Technical Manager for leading independent breeder Elsoms […]

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Great news for Scottish distilling industry as Firefoxx secures full approval for malt distilling

Firefoxx, a high-yielding spring malting barley with early maturity, bred by Elsoms-Ackermann Barley, has received full approval for malt distilling use by the Malting Barley Committee (MBC) confirms Paul Taylor, Head of Agriculture at Elsoms Seeds. Mr Taylor says: “This is fantastic news for both growers and the distilling market. For malt distillers, its low […]

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New seed coating tackles microplastics challenge

Recent years have seen a massive increase in the awareness of the potential environmental issues associated with plastics and micro-plastics (plastic particles of 5mm or less in size) which degrade and break down very slowly over time.   As a result, businesses in many sectors are rapidly looking to reduce or replace their use of […]

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De-risking OSR establishment with new primed hybrid variety

Growers and agronomists report positive benefits of drilling primed Tennyson Despite 37 years’ industry experience, Agrii agronomist David Vine readily admits that growing oilseed rape successfully year-in, year-out can still be a huge gamble for many growers with significant challenges posed by slugs, pigeons, cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) and, given this year’s weather, the […]

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Mayflower sails ahead with impressive yields and high protein levels

New Group 2 milling wheat Mayflower underlined its credentials as one of the top performing winter wheats following a string of positive post-harvest grower reports. According to Tom Reynolds of S. Salbstein Limited, a 200ha farm near Folkestone in Kent, his crop of Mayflower produced a specific weight of 82kg/hl with protein levels of 12.8% […]

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