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field of Nelson e-wheat

Nelson offers high protein efficiency from lower nitrogen inputs

Celebrating 10 years this year at Groundswell show, Nelson German ‘elite’ or E-wheat is consistently hitting high protein levels with lower nitrogen inputs, and millers are sourcing more of the British-grown grain because of its excellent bread making quality. German E-wheats such as Nelson have greater...

The high cost of not reseeding

The UK has over 17 million hectares of managed grassland, yet much of it is poorly utilised. Leys that are not in good condition and are overrun with weed grasses that have little or no nutritional value can have a major impact on milk and...

Grass seed falling from a hand

Spring seed offer

As well as being established in cereal and pulse organic and conventional seed and grain supply, at Cope Seeds, we have an extensive selection of industry-leading seed from grass, to cover crops and niche crops, and we’re giving money off orders placed before 10th April. Seed...

Evelina: The trusted spring barley

Evelina spring barley is being more readily grown by UK farmers looking for a feed variety with a high disease resistance profile, an early harvest, and ample straw. Yorkshire grower, Mike Stringer, has been growing Evelina on a seed contract for the last four years: “Evelina suits...

The rise of home-grown high protein forage

High protein home-grown forage is getting stronger as the market becomes more fragile, and costs continue to rise. UK farmers are looking at innovative ways to grow high protein fodder crops domestically to save money, improve milk quality and reduce environmental impact. Maximising the value of...

Merlin spring oats

New spring oat varieties pushing shift in the market

The oat market is seeing a shift More farmers are planting spring oats to spread labour and workloads, control blackgrass, and provide a good break crop option. And with this shift, stronger varieties are coming to the market and are being accepted by major oat mills.  Brin Hughes,...

New regenerative grass seed Estate Range launched

We've launched a new regenerative ‘Estate Range’ of grass seed! Launched to complement integrated farming systems, the range will enable landowners to reduce input expenditure, provide nutritious grazing for cattle and sheep, and improve soil health – a top priority for UK farms.  The range of premium...

Industry first: Terravesta Athena™ Miscanthus

In an industry first, Cope Seeds is partnering with Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, to market its rhizome hybrid Terravesta Athena™ Farmers can now benefit from a finance package from Oxbury Bank to remove virtually all upfront costs of establishment as well as new direct, long-term offtake agreements...

New wheat blends launched: Stepping back to move forward

Many UK farmers are exploring cereal blends as a way of tacking disease and reducing inputs in favour of a regenerative approach to farming, and so we're launching a pre-mixed range of organic and conventional wheat blends to meet growing interest in this approach.   “Blends are...

Cope Seeds herbal Ley Groundswell 2021

Win eight acres of herbal ley at Groundswell 2021

The Cope Seeds and Grain team is exhibiting at Groundswell Agriculture show on 23 and 24 June and will be offering the chance to win eight acres of herbal ley to anyone who comes to the stand over the two days. “Visitors to the stand will...