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, Real-time Soil Temperature Service Will Help Assess Best Maize Drilling Time

KWS UK has launched a live ‘free to access’ service providing daily updated soil temperature data in the run up to 2014 maize crop plantings.

It provides growers with a clear indication of soil temperature changes to help them select the right sowing window to ensure strong germination and emergence.

Two KWS Wheats Make RL

KWS UK has two new wheats on the recently announced 2014/15 HGCA Recommended List.

KWS Cashel is a high yielding breadmaking wheat which has been recommended for its special milling qualities.

The second wheat, Twister, yields at 108% of controls and has export potential.

KWS Tower is Top 2-Row on New Barley RL

Wessex Grain, Pearce Seeds and KWS UK have joined forces to offer a closed-loop supply chain opportunity for growers in the south of England to supply a tonnage of new spring malting barley KWS Irina to be shipped out of Poole to a continental maltster this summer.

High Yielding Spring Barleys Have Malting Promise

Two varieties from KWS have been added to the spring barley RL, both have potential for malting.

The front runner is KWS Irina, which at 109% of controls is very high yielding and which has already been launched to the maltsters and brewers across Europe.

The second, KWS Aurelia, with a yield of 107% of controls, is also successfully through to the next stage of malting trials.

New Conventional Oilseed Rape Charges onto RL in Top Slot

New winter oilseed rape Charger has become the highest gross output conventional variety on the new 2014/15, East/West Region Recommended List.

At 105% of controls, it has a gross output that is 3% ahead of last year’s best conventional oilseed rape.

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