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Increase profitability with versatile spring barley variety

In a competitive arable market, many mixed farmers are considering alternative cereal varieties offering not only strong untreated yields, but high yielding straw for bedding or forage. Evelina is a spring barley variety which is gaining popularity with livestock farmers looking for a robust versatile crop. Hampshire...

Naked oats acreage wanted in Lincolnshire

Farmers in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties looking to widen rotations and increase spring cropping areas are encouraged to consider growing naked oats on contract. Lincolnshire-based seed and grain specialist, Cope Seeds, is looking for growers of naked oats to meet increased market demand and is offering...

Contracts available for growing end-markets

Cope Seeds is proud to market the provenance and traceability of UK produced organic grain to its domestic and export markets. Proud to be one of the leading organic grain traders in the UK, the team is working hard to encourage domestic use and we invest...

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Nelson German E-wheat continues to show staggering results

German E winter wheats offering high gluten, high quality and strong disease resistance are gaining traction with UK growers. Nelson is a standout variety which has delivered more staggering results in 2019 trials. The latest trials show that Nelson achieved a notable 14.39 protein content, which...

Convoitise winter spelt

New winter spelt variety delivers high untreated yields

Convoitise is a new standout winter spelt variety that delivers high untreated yields, high specific weights and milling quality. Seed will be available next autumn and interest in the variety is already unprecedented. Spelt is enjoying a revival in popularity in artisan breads and cereals and is...

Delfin spring oats: A step change in untreated yield potential

Cope Seeds is proud to announce the organic exclusivity of Delfin spring oats. Bred by Saaten Union and managed by Elsoms, Delfin was added to the AHDB Recommended List last year. However due to short supply of stock seed it is only until this spring...

Order early for spring seed

According to reports from KWS, as of mid-October, only 10% of the UK winter wheat area had been drilled. While this may be a conservative estimate, with some breeders reporting the figure of 20%, it shows the potential requirement for Spring seed. Already we are...

New wheat varieties available next autumn

We trial new varieties 5 years ahead to ensure we find the most suitable varieties for the organic market possible. The first exciting variety available on a larger commercial level next autumn is KWS Extase. Over 5 years of testing KWS Extase has produced an...

New winter spelt variety delivers high untreated yields

If it's a robust spelt variety you're looking for, look no further. Our new winter spelt variety, Convoitise, presents high untreated yields, high specific weights and milling quality. Seed is available this Autumn. For more information, read our Convoitise Winter Spelt factsheet and get in touch....

Triticale solution for drought-prone light land

Shropshire-based arable farmer, Matthew Williams, grows 30 hectares of Securo winter Triticale on his lighter land, where wheat, barley and OSR have struggled in the past. “We planted Securo Triticale in 2018 because I’d heard it puts down long, strong roots and is better able to...