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Elsoms announces dates for Hybrid rye open days across the UK

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Elsoms, a leading provider of energy crops for the UK, is inviting visitors to Hybrid rye trial sites across the country via a series of open days from mid-May onwards. These offer a valuable opportunity to view the latest varieties and gain expert advice on growing the crop for anaerobic digestion (AD).

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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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