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Ten Reasons to Grow Primed Tennyson

Introducing the only primed Winter OSR variety in the UK – brought to you by Elsoms’ breeding programme. Recommended for the East/West region by the AHDB, this robust, low risk, high yielding variety is primed to make a big impact to your 2022 programme. With quantitative Phoma resistance, TuYV and a high Verticillium tolerance, Tennyson […]

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High yielding Firefoxx offers genetic diversity for malting barley growers and the distilling industry

Frontier’s David Waite, Seed Business development manager for Scotland, advises growers in the North to consider widening their varietal choice of spring malting barley this year to include Firefoxx, an early maturing spring malting barley from breeder Elsoms-Ackermann Barley. Mr Waite, who has followed the variety’s progress within National List trials since spring 2020, believes […]

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Elsoms widen their maize portfolio with Makayla

New early maturing variety offers high yields and more efficient harvesting says Sam Poulton of CROPCO. A new high yielding and early maturing maize variety that has successfully come through two years of UK trials will be commercially available to maize growers for the first time, through a partnership between leading independent seed breeder Elsoms […]

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Highest untreated yield and strong disease resistance could give Lightning an edge

New two-row winter barley looks another winner from the Elsoms-Ackermann stable. With a December 1st ex-farm spot price of £204/t, up from £142/t a year ago, and with a solid reputation as being one of the best entries for oilseed rape, winter barley still merits serious consideration in future rotations says John Miles, Seed Technical […]

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New Group 2 wheat ticks key sustainability boxes

With the UK agricultural sector’s focus firmly fixed on sustainability, the addition of new Group 2 milling wheat Mayflower to the 2022/23 Recommended List (RL) should be of serious interest to growers and agronomists intent on sourcing new varieties suitable to a reduced fungicide programme based on RL data says Milika Buurman, head of Wheat […]

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Demand for Elicit and Elation set to continue from Scottish growers according to seeds specialist

Selecting non-Cougar crosses could be a successful part of risk management strategies this Autumn. Winter wheat varieties Elicit and Elation remain extremely popular with northern growers and future demand could remain high given both offer wide marketability and have no genetic link to Cougar in their parentage says Don Peters, Commercial Seeds Specialist for agronomy […]

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