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Contract Seed Production

Seedtech have been successfully producing Hybrid Rape seed and Hybrid Barley seed for over 20 years for several multinational seed companies.

 

Ireland has a maritime climate with mild winters and summers and adequate rainfall to produce spectacular yields of cool-season grains.

 

REASON TO PRODUCE HYBRID OILSEED RAPE SEED/HYBRID CEREAL SEED WITH SEEDTECH:

Seedtech has very experienced staff for rogueing off-types and added to the long flowering period, this allows for greater purity than in a warmer climate where flowering is short and intense. The long cool grain filling period in Ireland produces a higher Thousand Kernel Weight (TKW) than in a warmer climate which offers added marketing advantages.


Ireland is 91% grassland with a small oilseed rape area (c.10,000 ha) offering excellent isolation distances and land that has never produced oilseed rape or other brassicas previously. For hybrid cereals, pollen contamination is greatly reduced in Ireland due to its low arable area and our ability to place hybrid seed production in grassland regions.


Seedtech Oilseed Rape Grower

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Seedtech bagging Hybrid Barley seed

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