Seed specialists for farmers

Based at Thriplow near Cambridge, KWS UK has been providing growers with innovative new varieties to meet varied end-market needs for over 25 years.

We develop a wide range of oilseed rape, maize, sugar beet and cereal varieties in conjunction with the KWS group. We use a range of technologies to ensure improved consistency in crop performance to benefit all; merchant, farmer, processor and ultimately end-user customer.

Higher yields, superior disease and pest resistance and improved performance in adverse conditions are all key
criteria we seek to establish in our product portfolio.

KWS is widely recognised as one of the leading maize, sugar beet and cereal breeders in the world and operates in about 70 countries. The KWS Group has a worldwide seeds turnover of over €750 million and employs nearly 3,500 people.

Most importantly, the KWS Group reinvests 15% of its annual turnover in breeding and research and this ensures the continuing pipeline of innovative new varieties.

KWS UK has strong European links within the KWS Group, and also with other breeders for whom we act as a route to the UK market.

Growers anywhere across Europe can be assured that whatever KWS UK oilseed rape, maize, sugar beet or cereal they select, it has been developed using the same professional competences applied across all our breeding teams. It will be a variety that is one of the most reliable, innovative and market-leading selections available, tailored and tested for the conditions and regions they farm.

New Group 1 Set to Become a Milling Mainstay

With yields on a par with the market-leading feed variety, excellent disease ratings and a provisional Group 1 classification, KWS Trinity has the potential to become a leading breadmaker.

'Dynamic' Lili Looks Set to Deliver Yield Plus Added-Value

KWS Lili becomes the highest yielding breadmaking wheat on the new HGCA Recommended List for 2015/16.

However, with a national yield of 105% of controls which is on a par with KWS Santiago, the variety will also find a home on farm as a major new barnfiller.

Highest Yielding Conventional Six-Row

Daxor joins the new HGCA Recommended List for 2015/16 as the highest yielding conventional six-row.

At 105% of controls it is only beaten by one other variety - the six-row hybrid Volume – and then by just 2%.

KWS Infinity Lifts Two-Row Yields

KWS Infinity becomes the highest yielding two-row on the UK Recommended List.

At 105% of controls nationwide, it is 1% higher yielding than current market leaders, KWS Tower and KWS Glacier, offering consistent yields across all regions.

Picto Becomes Top OSR for Gross Output in East/West

Picto becomes the highest gross output conventional oilseed rape on the HGCA Recommended List for the E/W region.

According to KWS oilseed rape product manager, Tom Dummett, it has consistently produced gross outputs 7% ahead of controls in all three year it has been in trials. “This highlights its reliability, whatever the conditions,” he says.