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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Open Days 2019

ELSOMS’ Open Day We are delighted to invite you to our 2019 Open Days at our trial field in Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 3JG. As the UK’s leading independent seed company, our Open Days are the UK’s largest independent vegetable variety trials. They provide a great opportunity to see our extensive vegetable portfolio and new variety introductions

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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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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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