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Oats

We specialise in market-leading oat varieties and we are one of only a few representatives of spring naked oats in the UK. 

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.

Cope Seeds picks and trials the best varieties and brings them to market, offering a carefully selected range of winter, spring and naked oats, with buy-back contracts available for particular varieties. 

Forging robust markets for grain is key to our mission and we supply an increasing number of growing end-markets. Having built up strong relationships with leading end-users, we have increased our customer base and the quantity of grain sold year on year.

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Spring Oats

Aspen Senova web

Aspen

Conventional

Organic

Aspen spring oat offers an untreated yield advantage of 4% over Firth. The specific weight of Aspen spring oat is excellent as is its kernel content. It is the shortest variety of spring oats and offers moderate resistance to Mildew and Crown Rust.

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Canyon

Conventional

Organic

Canyon spring oat offers a competitive untreated yield with excellent all round grain quality, making it one of the millers favourites. Its mildew resistance is exceptional (8) m but is slightly behind Yukon for Crown Rust control.

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Delfin

Conventional

Organic

Delfin spring oat is an exciting newcomer to the AHDB Recommended Spring Oat List, offering the highest untreated yield potential, with yields 1% above Yukon, 6% above Canyon and 12% above WPB Elyann. The grain quality of Delfin is good and should be of interest to the oat millers.

Delfin is a medium maturing variety, offering plenty of straw being the tallest variety on the list but with excellent standing (8). It is the only variety to score a 9 for Mildew and its Crown Rust resistance is the same as Canyon and Firth.

Merlin Spring Oats

Merlin

Conventional

This high-performing, exclusive spring oat produced the highest yields of all 33 varieties compared in official UK trials. It is an excellent, tall variety that offers great mildew resistance and specific weight for milling.

KWS WPB Isabel

WPB Isabel

Conventional

Organic

WBP Isabel is an exciting new variety with milling potential as it has a kernel content of 76.8 and a specific weight of 55.7, with the addition of low screenings. Isabel has good all round disease resistance. It has excellent resistance to lodging and grows to a height of 114 cm.

Yukon Saaten Union

Yukon

Conventional

Organic

Yukon Spring Oats is the second highest yielding variety in untreated situations of any commercially available spring oat on the AHDB Recommended List. Agronomically it is tall with stiff straw and offers earlier maturity and excellent resistance to mildew (8) and Crown Rust. It has the grain quality needed by the oat millers, offering premium earning potential.

Winter Oats

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Dalguise

Conventional

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.

Merlin Spring Oats

Eagle

Organic

A new Austrian variety that in recent trials was seen to have not only high yields but also to have the highest specific weight of all the winter oat varieties on the AHDB list. This combined with early maturity and excellent grain quality means Eagle is a serious alternative to the market leaders such as Mascani.

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Fusion

Conventional

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.

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Gerald

Conventional

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.

Fusion Senova web

Grafton

Conventional

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.

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Mascani

Conventional

Organic

Still the No.1 UK variety with 63% of the market, Mascani is early to mature and has excellent disease resistance, particularly to crown rust. Mascani offers high bushel weights, with low screenings and the excellent grain quality should continue to ensure its popularity with the millers for its quality and hullability.

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Peloton

Conventional

High yielding naked oat variety with a good specific weight. It has stiff straw and good disease resistance.

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RGT Lineout

Conventional

An early maturing variety with yields 3% 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.

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RGT Southwark

Conventional

RGT Southwark is the newest husked variety to join the recommended list. It is high yielding with a reasonable kernel content and excellent specific weight. Maturity is similar to Dalguise. Southwark has excellent resistance to mildew (8) but is susceptible to mildew.

Naked Oats