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Conventional Seeds

Our customers work with us because we supply a wide range of carefully selected combinable crop species and varieties which have been bred by world-leading plant scientists and extensively field-tested. We only multiply seed varieties with careful consideration for regional suitability, rotation, market outlets, perceived shortfalls and supply, meaning our customers have the most advanced, vigorous and marketable product available.

Due to our strong relationships with UK and European plant breeders, we have access to leading established varieties but also new variety releases which can be issued on semi-exclusive, or even exclusive arrangements.

To date, we have successfully commercialised a number of varieties including Atego, Rozmar and Vok Spring Oats, Sokrates, Magister and Nelson Winter Wheat, Amaretto Spring Wheat, Armada & Evelina Spring Barley and Securo and Somtri Triticale and we are continually trialling new material each year in both AHDB Recommended List trials and independent trials.

Conventional Wheat

Group 1

Nelson

Nelson is a dual purpose variety suitable for bread making as well as a feed variety. It is a German E-Quality Milling variety (the best rating available) which combined with superb grain quality and extremely high specific weights means that millers are readily accepting the variety.

Tall, Winter hardy and with a stiff straw Nelson is a low input variety which is highly suited to Organic farming.

Click here for the 2018 Nelson untreated trials results.

Skyfall

 

KWS Zyatt

KWS Zyatt winter wheat is an exciting, new group 1 variety with high untreated yields making it a true dual variety, suited to the milling and feed market.

KWS Zyatt performs well in the second wheat slot and performs well in all regions of the UK, on all types of soil. However it does prefer heavier land. It is a short, stiff variety which is early to mature.

KWS Zyatt performed well in our own organic trials and came 2nd behind Dunston in terms of yield, mirroring that of the Recommended List untreated trials.

Group 2

KWS Lili

 

KWS Siskin

A group 2 variety, KWS Sisken should be viewed as a high yielding feed wheat within the organic sector with excellent disease resistance. KWS Sisken scores a 9 for both yellow and brown rust as well as a 6.8 for Septoria. It is a medium height variety best suited to the first wheat position and does well on heavy and light soils

Group 3

Elicit

Since the demise of Claire, we have struggled to find a Group 3 variety that suits the Organic grower. Elicit has a good untreated yield and is average in height with excellent resistance to lodging and a good all round disease package making it a welcome addition to our portfolio.

KWS Barrel

 

KWS Basset

 

KWS Firefly

Soft Group 4

Elation

 

KWS Jackal

 

LG Skyscraper

 

LG Spotlight

 

LG Sundance

 

Revelation

Revelation is the most widely grown variety in the organic sector due to its consistency and reliability of performance since its first listing in 2013. It is a tall variety with good resistance to lodging and has an excellent disease profile, especially mildew, yellow rust, brown rust and eyespot as well as fusarium. Its growth characteristics make it highly suited to early sowings. Late to mature.

RGT Saki

Hard Group 4

Costello

 

Dunston

 

Evolution

 

Gleam

 

Grafton

 

Graham

Graham winter wheat, bred by Syngenta has proven popular both organically and conventionally for its disease resistance, especially to Septoria. It is a medium height variety with good resistance to lodging and early maturity. Graham winter wheat performs well as a 1st wheat and on heavy soils.

JB Diego

 

KWS Crispin

 

KWS Kinetic

 

KWS Kerrin

 

RGT Gravity

 

Shabras

Conventional Barley

Spring Barley

LG Diablo

LG Diablo spring barley is the most exciting spring barley to hit the Recommended List since Laureate and sits towards at the top of the table for yield. LG Diablo also sits with the highest untreated yield of any variety at 94%. LG Diablo has a medium straw and strong agronomic package, reflecting its high untreated yields. Currently under test for brewing and distilling ability.

Evelina

Evelina spring barley is becoming the established go to variety for the livestock farmer. Evelina spring barley offers straw length and yields above Westminster as well as improved yields and grain quality. A quick to establish variety with superb disease resistance. Very early to mature.

RGT Planet

NEW RGT Planet Spring Barley sits on the AHDB Recommended List as one of the highest yielding spring barleys with approval for brewing. A fairly short variety with good resistance to brackling and lodging. RGT Planet has exceptional resistance to Mildew and Ramularia but does not show such good resistance to yellow or brown rust. A variety which should be considered as a feed as well as malting variety due to its high yields.

Laureate

Laureate spring barley, is a non GN variety, bred by Syngenta with approval for brewing and malt distilling. With stock seed limited and potential for export we are likely to see a high demand and tight supply in Spring 2019.. Laureate performs well in all regions, but especially in the North where it outyields Concerto by a massive 12%. Laureate spring barley performs well in untreated situations, has a good resistance to brackling and superb resistance to mildew. Definitely a variety which ticks all of the boxes

Sienna

Sienna is a spring barley bred by Limagrain which is suitable both for the malting and feed market. It is a tall, high tillering variety that produces excellent grain quality and an abundance of straw. Sienna spring barley has the highest specific weight of any listed variety and outyields favourites, Propino and Concerto.

We are also able to supply the following varieties:

  • LG Tomahawk
  • RGT Asteroid
  • KWS Sassy
  • Propino
  • Concerto
  • Ovation
  • Hacker
  • Westminster

Winter Barley

Electrum

A real step forward, Electrum winter barley is a new variety added to the 2018/2019 AHDB Recommended List with provisional approval for malting. Superb grain quality with low screenings and high specific weight. Performs better on heavier soils when compared to Craft. Extremely early to mature.

Craft

Craft winter barley is a high yielding winter barley with full malting approval. Craft is of moderate height with a strong 8 for lodging. A variety with good all round disease resistance scores and performs particularly well on light land.

SY Venture

SY Venture is the UK’s most popular winter malting barley. It is high yielding with excellent malting potential and like all other winter barleys is resistant to BaYMV. It has full approval from the IBD for the production of malt for brewing. SY Venture has relatively stiff straw and a very good specific weight.

KWS Orwell

The 2 row feed market is pretty packed with little to differentiate the varieties. However KWS Orwell is still the 2nd most popular of the varieties alongside KWS Tower. KWS Orwell has a strong disease package but consideration to mildew must be given. KWS Orwell is consistent across regions and has good resistance to lodging.

Surge

Surge is a high yielding 2-row variety. Surge offers the strongest disease profile and is particularly strong on Mildew and Rhynchosporium resistant. Surges’ strong disease resistance profile is demonstrated by its very high untreated yield and is a variety commonly used by organic growers because of this. Surge has bold grain, a high specific weight and good straw characteristics.

KWS Cresswell

KWS Creswell has been added to the RL for the north where it is the 2nd highest yielding two-row at 103% of controls, behind only to new variety LG Mountain.

KWS Glacier

KWS Glacier is still an extremely popular variety, albeit there is more interest in KWS Tower, KWS Orwell and LWS Cassia. KWS Glacier is a consistent variety with short stiff straw. Resistant to Barley Mosaic Viruses BaYMV & BaMMV. Susceptible to mildew. Suits both heavy and light soils.

KWS Tower

Still the number 1 selling winter barley variety, KWS Tower is a popular variety with a loyal following due to its consistency across region and soil type. Resistant to Barley Mosaic Viruses BaYMV & BaMMV. Susceptible to net blotch.

California

California is well suited to the main feed barley growing areas of the UK having good agronomic characters and disease resistance combined with very good grain quality. California has demonstrated its high yield potential in six years of National and Recommended List trials, performing especially well in the West of the UK where the majority of feed barley is grown. California is similar in height to the majority of feed winter barleys with very good lodging resistance, when treated with a PGR. Ripening is similar to KWS Glacier.

KWS Cassia

Listed since 2010, KWS Cassia is still a popular 2 row feed accounting for nearly a 3rd of the winter barley market. Its excellent specific weights and grain quality combined with consistent yields are the main reasons for its continued support.

KWS Astaire

Newly recommended to the 2018/2019 AHDB Recommended List, KWS Astaire is a high yielding 6 row feed barley, with yields comparable and in some circumstances, higher than the Hybrid barleys. With the highest untreated yield of any winter barley, KWS Astaire should be seriously considered.

Seed production will be limited and therefore we advise placing your orders early to avoid disappointment.

Bazooka

Fully recommended, Bazooka is an established and popular hybrid barley with high yields, replacing its sister variety Volume. It’s disease profile is better than Volume, especially it’s yellow rust (9) and Rhynchosporium (7) resistance.

Belfry

 

Kingsbarn

 

Carat

 

Flynn

 

KWS Gimlet

 

Valerie

 

Sunningdale

Sunningdale was first added to the AHDB Recommended List in 2017 and shows the same type of attributes as Bazooka, yielding exceptionally well in the North and offering a strong all round disease resistance package. Suitable for all soil types and performs well even on marginal land.

Conventional Oats

Naked Oats

Patrick

Patrick spring naked oat is an interesting newcomer to the sector of ‘Naked Oats’. The grain of naked oats threshes free from the husk. Although naked oat varieties produce less yield than the conventional husked types, the naked grain has considerable nutritional benefits. They produce higher oil and nutrient content. To avoid quality loss (eg: Rancidity), naked oats must be dried immediately after harvest to at least 14% moisture content. For longer term storage a moisture level of 12% is required.

Patrick Naked Oat are extremely competitive and have a growth habit that would suit low intensity farming. Naked Oats are highly sought after by the pig, poultry and horse feed industry.

Seed will be available for Spring, but orders must be placed early to avoid disappointment as supply is limited.

WANTED: Growers of Naked Oats

PREMIUM: 30% over HGCA Feed Wheat, Min £45 p/t over HGCA Feed Wheat

(Subject to meeting contract specification)

Email: info@copeseeds.co.uk if you are interested

Excellent buy back contracts are available to anyone purchasing SAUL Naked Oats. Our contracts offer a 30% over Feed Wheat premium ex store, with a minimum value of £45 per tonne over Feed Wheat. If you would like to know more about our Naked Oat Buy Back Contract, please email info@copeseeds.co.uk.

Spring Oats

We have the following varieties available:
  • Yukon Spring Oats
  • Delfin Spring Oats
  • Aspen Spring Oats
  • Canyon Spring Oats
  • Atego Spring Oats

Winter Oat Seed

RGT Lineout

An early maturing variety with yields 2% higher than Mascani. Limited data suggests that it has above average lodging resistance and comparable resistance to Crown Rust and Mildew. Care must be given as samples can show higher than average screenings and specific weights just above the milling requirement. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Dalguise

A high yielding, early maturing variety with good specific weight and kernel content, Dalguise is a long strawed variety and although stiff strawed, can be susceptible to lodging. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Gerald

First listed in 1993, Gerald’s consistent yields, good field characteristics and top quality combined ensure it remains a popular variety choice for growers, although it is now being superseded in yields it remains a popular variety. As with other quality oats from IBERS, Gerald gives low screening losses and has a high kernel content. It is well accepted by the oat millers. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Mascani

Mascani winter oat still holds the largest share of the winter oat market (690%) due to its quality and hullability which is highly regarded by millers. However it is a variety that doesn’t perform so well for millers when sown late. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Peloton

High yielding naked oat variety with a good specific weight. It has stiff straw and good disease resistance. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Fusion

Fusion is a high yielding dwarf naked oat with improved grain quality. In this premium grain market quality is a key requirement. Fusion appeals to consumers who increasingly are becoming more discerning on quality aspects. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Grafton

Grafton is an older naked oat variety, but remains popular with some growers on farm. It is a taller, traditional type and is early to mature. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Conventional Beans

Spring Beans

Vertigo

An early maturing variety with good resistance to downy mildew. Superb seed quality.

Victus

A new Low vicine and convicine type which sits at the top of the list for yield, while offering the earliest ripening of any other listed variety. Good standing and good mildew resistance.

Fanfare

A high yielding consistent favourite.

Lynx

High resistance to downy mildew with a strong standing. A consideration for those in the West and especially popular in Ireland.

LG Cartouche

Good yields but exceptional protein quality and the best standing. Should be a consideration for any grower wishing to ‘home feed’ the harvested crop.

Winter Beans

Tundra

Listed in 2014, Tundra Winter Beans are becoming the established winter bean variety taking 69% of the market. Tundra offers a yield advantage of 8% over Wizard according to the latest PGRO list. It is an early ripening variety with straw length and standing power similar to Wizard. Having a pale hilum colour, this makes it highly suited for export. Tundra has a coloured flower and is a high tannin type bean. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Bumble

Bumble was added to the PGRO Recommended List 2016 and joins as the highest yielding varieties taking a respectable 10% of the market. Bumble has moderate length straw, good standing ability but is one of the later maturing varieties on the list. Like the hugely popular variety Wizard, Bumble has the largest grain and a pale hilum and is suitable for export as well as for the animal feed market. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Wizard

Wizard produces a large, attractive seed with a very good protein content. It is suited for use in the animal feed market and has excellent premium export potential for North Africa where it is used for splitting. Wizard has relatively short straw, is medium branching, stands well and has early maturity, with the added benefit of good Ascochyta resistance. Wizard yields well on a wide variety of soil types in all locations and remains a popular and widely grown variety. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Honey

Honey is the earliest maturing, shortest variety on the PGRO Recommended List with very stiff straw. The combination of excellent standing ability and early maturity makes Honey ideally suited to higher fertility and moisture production areas and also the North and West of the UK. Honey produces large, attractive seed suitable for the export market. All Varieties Offered strictly subject to availability. Please call 0044 1529 421081 or email for prices.

Conventional Triticale

Spring Triticale

Conventional Spring Triticale

Triticale is becoming more popular with growers across the country due to a number of reasons. One being an increased usage of triticale in the Anaerobic Digestate market.

Crossed between Wheat and Rye, Triticale is typically long strawed and suited to drought tolerant land where the deeper rooting system can tap into available nutrients and moisture further down into the soil.

Triticale performs best financially when in the 2nd or 3rd wheat slot as it is fairly inexpensive to grow and is less affective to take all.

Triticale can also be useful for fields close to woodlands as Rabbits will not eat the seed.

We have a number of new Spring triticales in trial and look forward to bringing these new and exciting varieties to the market. Look out for further information on these varieties from Harvest 2019.

Somtri

Somtri Spring triticale is an established German triticale which has been grown conventionally and organically in the UK for over 10 years. It has long straw but excellent resistance to lodging. Because of its enormous root development, Somtri spring triticale may tap nutrients and water from deeper soil layers, making it a very tolerant variety to stressful situations.

Somtri triticale has low susceptibility to fusarium and ergot giving a production of healthy and unpolluted fodder. Somtri triticale produces high grain yields.

Winter Triticale

Conventional Winter Triticale

Triticale is becoming more popular with growers across the country due to a number of reasons. One being an increased usage of triticale in the Anaerobic Digestate market.

Crossed between Wheat and Rye, Triticale is typically long strawed and suited to drought tolerant land where the deeper rooting system can tap into available nutrients and moisture further down into the soil.

Triticale performs best financially when in the 2nd or 3rd wheat slot as it is fairly inexpensive to grow and is less affective to take all.

Triticale can also be useful for fields close to woodlands as Rabbits will not eat the seed.

Securo

Cope Seeds are very proud to be the chosen UK Marketing Agents for this outstanding new triticale variety added to the AHDB Descriptive list in 2017.

Recently listed in Germany and the Czech Republic, it is being extensively trialled in Poland and several more countries. SECURO is rapidly developing an increased market share across Europe with seed being sold in France, Italy, Spain and many more European countries. One of the best triticale varieties that has come through in recent years SECURO offers growers a safe and reliable option particularly during times of high carry over disease pressure.

  • Highest Protein Potential of any listed variety
  • Tall Straw with High Straw Yields
  • High Specific Weight

We have a very limited seed production of C2 seed available for Autumn 2019 and therefore suggest that anyone interested in securing seed of this NEW outstanding triticale variety register their interest as early as possible.

Please click here for further information.

KWS Fido