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Managing director, Gemma Clarke and Trevor Cope, Cope Seeds & Grain

Cope Seeds & Grain announces new owner following management buyout

Cope Seeds & Grain has a new majority owner following a successful management buyout. Managing director Gemma Clarke has bought out the majority stake from the previous owner Trevor Cope, who founded the business back in 2003. In her current role since 2008, Gemma has built...

Naked Oats - Cope Seeds

Spring seed growers wanted

We’re looking for seed growers for Naked Oats, Triticale, Rye and Beans this spring, with competitive premiums available. With our direct links to plant breeders across the UK and continent we are able to offer a broad range of different varieties. Read on for more...

Trevor Cope

Spring seed market update

Trevor Cope, our director gives his update on spring seed availability and the top varieties to go for… [vc_separator type="normal" color="#aaa258" border_style=""] At the time of writing this ( January 20th  ) the country if not already sodden, is about to experience even more heavy rainfall causing...

Expert advice: Reasons to overseed

The benefits of overseeding by Duncan Hendry Our grass and small seeds specialist Duncan Hendry outlines the many environmental and yield benefits to overseeding in his latest update: “Forage production is expensive. It is well known that just 1 year after a reseed, weed species can make...

Cope Seeds Combine Evelina web

Evelina spring barley: The ideal choice for livestock farmers

A consistently solid performer, even in the difficult growing season of 2020, Evelina is proving increasingly popular with livestock farmers due to its high grain and straw yields. Evelina’s superb disease resistance makes it a versatile variety suitable for growing in all regions in the UK. Hampshire...

Bi-cropping contract at Cope Seeds & Grain

Industry first: New bean bi-cropping opportunity

A 'gamechanger' for organic growers A new spring bean and wheat organic bi-cropping opportunity has been launched by Cope Seeds and Grain in partnership with Abacus Agriculture.  Farmers are urged to consider the proven bi-cropping contract, which has mutually beneficial outcomes for both beans and wheat crops,...

Field of Securo triticale

Triticale “saved” Wiltshire farmer this year

Triticale delivers high yields and ample straw on Wiltshire farm Wiltshire mixed farmer, David Irvine, has been growing Somtri spring triticale on Cotswold brash, since 2016. The land was failing to deliver decent yields with wheat or barley, due to the hot, dry weather, and triticale...

Seed being added to a clear plastic bag at Cope Seeds & Grain

Spring 2021 seed availability

Updates for our growers on Spring 2021 seed availability Our director, Trevor Cope, updates our growers on spring 2021 seed availability, to be as transparent as possible on seed supply issues… As strange as it may seem to be considering Spring Seed in September, we feel it...

Cope Seeds & Grain cereal being put into bags

Organic seed availability and performance update

Our current C2 organic cereal seed availability… WINTER WHEAT: C2 Cougar (Only 7.5t left. Yearling seed with 96% germination and high vigour) C2 Nelson (Only 12.0t left) C2 KWS Extase C2 KWS Firefly C2 KWS Zyatt C2 Revelation C2 RGT Saki C2 Elicit WINTER SPELT: C2 Oberkulmer (Only 6.5t left) C2 Woldemar   (Only 6.0t left) WINTER OATS: Please enquire WINTER...