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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...

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Soil health benefits of herbal ley mixtures

The use of herbal leys Within an integrated farming system, herbal leys can enable farmers to reduce input expenditure and improve soil health. Herbal leys have become more popular in recent years, although farmers have actually been planting grasses and pasture plants such as clovers and deep-rooting...

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Herbal Leys: How they could help farmers satisfy new ELM criteria

Taylor Moore outlines his views on herbal leys Our assistant variety rep, outlines his views on why herbal leys can help to achieve the top three criteria outlines in the new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM). Details on how farming subsidies will be made available to farmers...

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Fall in Love with the Flamingo Pink Pea

Flamingo spring pea for spring planting! This Valentine’s Day, leading seed and grain specialist - Cope Seeds, is launching a new, high performing pink pea variety. Flamingo not only presents an innovative product, with a strong consumer market demand, it’s a consistent high yielding pea with premium...

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Puzon spring triticale seed contract

We're looking for organic seed growers Puzon is a high achiever in field trials with the highest yield across all three sites, a low powdery mildew score and a high specific weight. Through our extensive trials we have identified this new spring triticale and we are therefore...

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Victus Spring Bean: feed bean contract with a premium

The Victus organic spring bean The mighty VICTUS organic spring bean boasts Low levels of vicine and convicine, as well as high yields, and this outstanding variety is available with a buy back contract. We are proud to be the first company to create a premium value...

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Are you putting enough peas into your arable silage mixture?

Ratios for silage mixtures Our grass and small seeds manager, Simon Travers, challenges the commonly used ratio for silage mixtures in his latest blog post… “Simple adaptations from common farming practices have been proven to provide significant output differences. By changing pea percentage in arable silage mixtures...

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Spring planting and seed shortages update

Hear the latest industry update from Gemma Clarke Farmers needn’t be reminded of the wet autumn we experienced in 2019, and with seed shortages likely for spring planting, the good news is Cope Seeds is geared up to meet your organic spring seed orders. “The wet autumn...

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Reduction in organic inclusion rate for grass seed mixtures

Our grass and small seeds manager, Simon Travers, gives us his expert insight into the impact grass seed shortages will have on mixtures in 2020. “Due to the potential shortage of organic grass seed, the organic certifying bodies, in association with Defra have issued a temporary...

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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. There are a range of spring barley varieties available; Evelina is a spring barley variety which is gaining popularity...