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Triticale delivers high yield

Triticale “saved” Wiltshire farmer this year

Triticale delivers high yields and ample straw on Wiltshire farm Wiltshire mixed farmer, David Irvine, has been growing Securo winter 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...

Liz Bowles from the Soil Association

Strong demand for organic arable

The case for British-grown organic arable is strengthening While the transition to organic can be challenging, the demand for organic cereals is growing and the financial rewards stack up. Moving to organic requires a reliance on rotations and fertility breaks, replacement of ‘crop protection’ products, weed management...

Nelson German E-Wheat

Strong UK market credentials for organic Nelson German E-wheat

High yields and early harvest Wiltshire farmer, Gerald Osborne, has been growing Nelson winter German E wheat organically for six years, on account of its strong yields, superb grain quality and early harvest. Gerald is a mixed organic farmer, with a 364 hectare farm, and grows 15...

Convoitise Winter Spelt

Growing demand for organic ancient grains

A rotation of primitive and ancient grains Ancient grains have helped to spread risk on on Gerald Osborne's organic farm in Wiltshire, supplying Organic flour specialist Doves Farm Foods Ltd with Einkorn, Emmer, Rye, E-wheat and spelt -  which has a rapidly growing demand.  Gerald grows 124...

New senior grain trader, Tom Desborough

Introducing our new senior grain trader

Tom Desborough joins Cope Seeds & Grain I’m very excited to be joining the team at Cope Seeds & Grain this August, just in time for Harvest. I’ll be bringing my 7 years commercial experience as a farm trader and intend to learn and develop fast...

Organic 'Beetleblocker' OSR

NEW VARIETY: ‘Beetleblocker’ Oilseed Rape

70% reduction in fleabeetle We are looking for four farms to each produce a 29t truck of ‘Beetleblocker’ winter OSR on a buy-back contract with Cope Seeds and Grain. Seed will cost £80 per pack for untreated RGT Beetleblocker (therefore a derogation will be needed). Each pack...

Duncan Hendry, grass and small seeds specialist at Cope Seeds & Grain

Meet our new grass and small seeds specialist

We’re delighted to welcome Duncan Hendry to the Cope Seeds team. Hello, I’m Duncan Hendry, I am very pleased to have joined Cope Seeds Ltd. I am looking forward to being able to offer the right products to satisfy your requirements.  I have been involved with the agricultural...

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Autumn seed availability list

Check out our extensive list of exciting varieties available this autumn… WINTER WHEAT GROUP 1 Varieties RGT Skyfall KWS Zyatt Crusoe Nelson GROUP 2 Varieties KWS Extase KWS Siskin GROUP 3 Varieties Elicit KWS Firefly GROUP 4 Varieties  ( Soft ) LG Skyscraper LG Spotlight LG Sundance RGT Saki GROUP 4...