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Organic 'Beetleblocker' OSR

Wanted: Growers of organic ‘Beetleblocker’ OSR

Cope Seeds buy-back contract 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...

Matthew Williams grows Securo winter Triticale on his farm

Securo: low input, dual purpose triticale

Triticale solution for drought-prone light land Farmer: Matthew Williams, Shropshire arable farmer  Securo: 30 hectares Yields: 7.41 tonnes per hectare on drought-prone 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...

Nelson wheat

Nelson: the time is now for German E-Wheats

Strong demand for low input UK-grown high protein varieties  Farmer: Nick Philp, Berkshire arable farmer  Farm size: 1,200 hectares of owned and contracted farmland  Nelson: 80 hectares Yields: 8.1 tonnes per hectare on drought-prone land Berkshire arable farmer, Nick Philp, grows 80 hectares of Nelson E-class...

Richard Monk, Hampshire arable farmer

Evelina: increase profitability with versatile spring barley variety

The livestock farmers choice Farmer: Richard Monk, Hampshire arable farmer  Farm size: 1,250 hectares on mostly ‘Hampshire chalkland’ and some of which is contract farmed  Evelina: In 2016 Richard grew 36ha and then increased it to 41ha in year two and three Yields: In 2017, Evelina...

Taylor Moore - Assistant variety rep at Cope Seeds & Grain

Assistant variety rep passes BASIS seed sellers certificate

Congratulations to Taylor Moore! Our assistant variety representative, Taylor Moore has passed the BASIS seed sellers certificate. This means he is now in a position to give seed recommendations to growers this autumn. “The course was taught over two days in February and it focused mainly on cereals,...

organic seed growers

Organic grass seed shortages

Order now for best mixtures This spring already we have been extremely busy and organic grass seed is running out quickly. Key varieties are running low or have been sold already and we are having to modify mixtures in response to seed shortages. Hear more from...

Strong demand for low input UK-grown high protein varieties

Strong demand for low input UK-grown high protein varieties

Nelson German E Wheat High protein wheats typically demand a premium, but often at the cost of increased inputs. A home-grown high specification wheat with a high protein content is continuing to buck the trend, with a strong disease resistance profile and growing UK demand. Nelson German...

Taylor Moore stood speaking in the fields

Diary of an Assistant Variety Representative

A look back at my first Season Taylor Moore, Our Assistant Variety Representative, gives an open and honest account of his first season at Cope Seeds, and although rooted in farming, he’s had a lot to learn, being a new entrant to the industry. We’re delighted...

Thank you message to everyone involved with Cope Seeds & Grain during coronavirus crises

Keeping things moving

We want to say a big thank you! Firstly, our thanks go out to our growers, processors and hauliers who have enabled us to continue servicing our customers throughout this situation and allowed us to deliver your seed onto farm on time. Without your efforts, this...

Seed market update from Gemma Clarke

Seed market update

Helping our growers market grain more effectively Gemma Clarke gives insight into this season's seed market, where the number of sales are similar to last year, but there is a difference in some species, including a 21% lift in autumn and spring oats… “It has been an...