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Advances in breeding disease resistant parsnips a highlight at Root Crop Growers Evening

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Growers, scientists and consultants received a warm welcome to our Root Crops Growers Evening in Peterborough on 23 February 2017. We highlighted our innovative disease resistance research and breeding, as well as crop developments from Bejo Zaden, machinery advances from Garford Farm Machinery Ltd and more. Elsoms MD Robin Wood discussed how the agricultural industry needs to work together for mutual benefit, “Everything we need to help each other is in the room.” With a room full of expert growers and scientists, this message was well received.

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Elsoms brings high yielding dual-purpose maize varieties to the UK

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As established plant breeders, seed treatment specialists and seed suppliers to the UK market, we are always searching for, and trialling, new varieties that can offer high yields in UK conditions. Together with other UK research establishments and our European breeders, SAATEN UNION and Caussade Semences, we have run a series of UK maize trials over recent years featuring particularly strong European varieties. These have highlighted a selected range of high-yielding varieties extremely well suited to UK conditions that we are now supplying to our UK growers.

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Biodiversity – A legacy for the future: Video

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Successful plant breeding and Biodiversity go hand in hand and are central to everything we do as plant breeders. Climate change, our changing landscapes and consumer demand play a huge part in our plant breeding programmes and we need to adapt quickly!

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Mark Nightingale, Elsoms Oilseed Rape Specialist Plant Breeder

What’s it like to be a plant breeder?

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If you’re passionate about plants and looking to put those green fingers to better use, then maybe a career in plant breeding is for you. Plant breeders are at the forefront of ensuring the survival of plants, crop yielding and essentially food production. In an ever-changing plant landscape, breeders work to turn one seed into new crops, battling plant diseases and conducting the latest research along the way. Clearly, this is a career on the grow.

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Success with four Elsoms Wheat varieties added to the AHDB Recommended List

Elsoms celebrates outstanding wheat breeding success - four new varieties on Recommended List

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Elsoms Seeds Ltd, the UK’s leading independent plant breeder, seed treater and seed supplier, is building on a very strong 2016 season by launching their four newly recommended wheat varieties to the UK market. The promotion of all four of their candidate wheat varieties to the AHDB Winter Wheat Recommended List confirms Elsoms’ position as an influential supplier with an extensive portfolio of high performance, low risk arable seed introducing exciting new genetic variety.

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