Responding to the seed production challenge. Master Seeds Investment Programme. Our Customers seed requirements are changing:. Larger acreages are being drilled faster. Orders are placed later after yield results . Farmers expect ever-higher quality specs . New varieties catch on quicker.
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Our Customers seed requirements are changing:
Larger acreages are being drilled faster
Orders are placed later after yield results
Farmers expect ever-higher quality specs
New varieties catch on quicker
Precision agronomy adds to complexity
Pressure to hit key drill timings
More tailored approach to seed treatments
Processing lead times are shorter
This places more pressure on the producers of seed – to be more flexible, offer higher quality assurance and meet tighter deadlines.
We view developments in seed technology of increasing importance and a key component of high output agronomy systems for the future.
New facilities are being commissioned at our Finmere site to meet these new challenges and support our customers.
The work is being overseen by Martin Vousden (Finmere Seed Production Manager) and his team.
£2m is being spent at our Finmere Seed Plant on state of the art equipment to ensure Agrii customers are amongst the first to benefit from the latest seed developments.
Advanced full colour optical sorting, widely employed in food processing, is adding valuable extra quality and flexibility to Master Seeds production .
The technology is particularly effective at removing unhealthy, discoloured or spotted grains – including those affected by fusarium – as well as foreign bodies and weed seeds.
Finmere production capacity will be raised by 30% and an extra seed line will seriously increase quality processing options and flexibility across our four UK Master Seeds plants.
The investment is essential in allowing us to meet the ever-shorter lead times of our customers, while offering the widest possible range of variety and seed treatment combinations.
More return on your seed investment
Working closely with plant breeders we test varieties ahead of commercial release to understand how to make them perform across different soil types.
50,000 trials plots and 5 Agronomy Centres across the country give Agrii agronomists and customers a head-start on high output variety management.
The most established and respected seed brand in the UK, Master Seeds varieties are processed to the highest standards at our own seed plants and delivered by Agrii’s in-house logistics team. We take responsibility from seedbed to harvest and support our Master Seeds customers to maximize the return on your seed investment.
300 Agrii agronomists throughout the UK have access to the best agri-intelligence and technical support to work with our Master Seeds customers and apply tailored growing systems that deliver more.
This joined up approach linking innovative research, quality seed, the unique T(-1) method and advanced management means you can realise the full potential of your arable acres.
Agrii provide impartial and experienced guidance on crop markets to help you identify the best strategy for marketing your arable output.
Working with specialist partners we offer buy-back arrangements for many Master Seeds varieties and help our customers to access premium opportunities.
More return on your seed investment