Better crop knowledge informs improved parsnip breeding

“Elsoms’ first hybrid parsnip varieties were released in the early 2000’s and before that everything had been open pollinated varieties,” explains breeder Richard Tudor. “The first two varieties were Panache and Polar, and these were followed by a generation of varieties which included Pinnacle, Picador, the organic variety Pixie and Palace, which went on to

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RED BARON ONION WINS NIAB CENTENARY VARIETY CUP

NIAB has awarded its Centenary Variety Cup to the red onion variety Red Baron, naming it the most influential UK non-cereal variety from the past 100 years. NIAB technical director Bill Clark and crop variety specialists Bruce Napier, Simon Kightley, Hannah Parish and Cheryl Turnbull considered 100 years of non-cereal varieties from the horticulture and

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Celebrating 175 Years of Success – Elsoms’ Annual Open Days 2019

Elsoms’ annual Open Days attract hundreds of visitors to see the UK’s largest independent vegetable variety trials. This years’ event on October 9th and 10th took place at Elsoms’ dedicated trial field in Spalding. Two days of wonderful sunshine made the event even more enjoyable for everyone who attended. Displaying a massive portfolio of brassica species

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Elsoms’ Cycling Event to Celebrate 175th Anniversary

To celebrate Elsoms’ 175th anniversary staff organised a special cycling event and collectively rode an incredible 1,305 miles in a single day. The event raised money for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and also for The Alzheimer’s Society. Heading off on 7thAugust from a central point close to Elsoms’ main office, the 24 cyclists rode

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Elsoms Appoints Catch and Cover Crop Specialist

Elsoms Seeds, the UK’s leading independent seed specialist, seed treatment and breeding company, has appointed Sam Tyrrell as Catch and Cover Crop Specialist, alongside his current role as Area Specialist for North Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. Due to recent growth and innovation in Elsoms’ Catch and Cover crop portfolio, Sam Tyrrell has taken on the

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Elsoms celebrating its 175th anniversary at Cereals 2019

Leading UK independent plant breeder Elsoms Seeds is inviting farmers and agronomists to visit its stand at this year’s Cereals event for an ideal opportunity to discuss all their current variety and seed requirements, and to join in celebrating a milestone 175 years in the agricultural industry. Visitors to Elsoms’ stand can learn about the

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The Future’s Green – by Peter Seabrook

As part of the annual Lincolnshire Brassica Week event, Elsoms hosts an Open Day in Spalding to showcase its growing portfolio and its expertise in breeding crops such as parsnips, swede, rocket, and dill, and its joint breeding programmes on Brussels sprouts and purple headed broccoli with Bejo. Guests from across the vegetable industry come

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