Cope Seeds

Cope Seeds

Independent family run business, built on integrity.

Trevor Cope Seeds Limited (Trading as Cope Seeds & Grain) is a leading agricultural seed and grain specialist, connecting world-renowned plant breeders to farmers and end-markets.

Built on 85 years of experience, the independent, family-run business develops a wide range of conventional and organic seed species and varieties and is the largest organic seed producer and supplier in the UK.

With innovation in its roots, Cope Seeds has commercialised pioneering varieties, bringing new material seamlessly to market, both in the AHDB Recommended List and Independently.

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Cope Seeds News

  • New Website for Cope Seeds and Grain

    New Website for Cope...

    So excited to say our new website has now launched! Thank you @sokastudiouk @carringtoncomms for your hard work in getting our site updated. Check... Read More
  • Cope Seeds and Grain News

    Cope Seeds and Grain...

    Have you heard of pink peas? These beauties yield as well as any of the blue peas on the @PGRO recommended list and produce a pea with a pink/oran... Read More
  • New herbal ley mixture for improved soil health

    New herbal ley mixture...

    A new herbal mixture is being launched to the market to meet the growing need to improve soil health on farms. The herbal mixture has been formulated... Read More
  • Cope Seeds Organic Certificate 2019

    Cope Seeds Organic Certificate...

    We know how stressful the organic annual audit can be, so to try and make things that little easier, we have uploaded our Organic Certificate for you ... Read More
  • Grass seed shortages: Order early for strongest varieties...

    Grass seed shortages: Order...

    Grass seed shortages are predicted this autumn on top varieties due to the unprecedented drought seen in 2018 across the UK and Europe. “Any sh... Read More
  • The time is now for low input, high quality German...

    The time is now...

    German E winter wheats offering high gluten, high quality and strong disease resistance are gaining traction with UK growers. The UK imports more than... Read More
  • Triticale solution for drought-prone light land

    Triticale solution for drought-prone...

    Shropshire-based arable farmer, Matthew Williams, grows 30 hectares of Securo winter Triticale on his lighter land, where wheat, barley and OSR have s... Read More
  • Nelson German E-wheat continues to show staggering...

    Nelson German E-wheat continues...

    Nelson is a standout variety which has delivered more staggering results in 2019 trials. The news hits at a great time, due to rising demand for Germa... Read More
  • New wheat varieties available next autumn

    New wheat varieties available...

    Cope Seeds trials new varieties 5 years ahead to ensure we find the most suitable varieties for the organic market possible. The first exciting variet... Read More
  • Order early for spring seed

    Order early for spring...

    Reports of increased spring planting means seed volumes may be tight for some varieties. Hear Gemma Clarke’s predictions for spring seed availab... Read More
  • Delfin spring oats: A step change in untreated yield...

    Delfin spring oats: A...

    Cope Seeds is delighted to announce the organic exclusivity of Delfin spring oats. A high-yielding variety, which sit at the top of last year’s ... Read More
  • Contracts available for growing end markets

    Contracts available for growing...

    Cope Seeds aims to support the UK organic farmer by actively sourcing domestic and export markets through our strong links at home and overseas. Find ... Read More
  • Naked oats acreage wanted in Lincolnshire

    Naked oats acreage wanted...

    Farmers in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties looking to widen rotations and increase spring cropping areas are encouraged to consider growing nake... Read More
  • Increase profitability with versatile spring barley...

    Increase profitability with versatile...

    In a competitive arable market, many mixed farmers are considering alternative cereal varieties offering not only strong untreated yields, but high yi... Read More
  • Are you putting enough peas into your arable silage...

    Are you putting enough...

    Grass and small seeds manager for Cope Seeds, Simon Travers, challenges the commonly used ratio for silage mixtures in his latest blog post Simple ... Read More
  • Spring planting and seed shortages update

    Spring planting and seed...

    Farmers needn’t be reminded of the wet autumn we experienced in 2019, and with seed shortages likely for spring planting, the good news is Cope ... Read More
  • Reduction in organic inclusion rate for grass seed...

    Reduction in organic inclusion...

    The grass and small seeds manager at Cope Seeds, Simon Travers, gives his expert insight into the impact grass seed shortages will have on mixtures in... Read More
  • Sustainability drive boosts premiums for ‘low vicine...

    Sustainability drive boosts premiums...

    Demand for UK-grown spring beans is increasing, due to a sustainability drive to reduce the amount of imported soya in feed rations, meaning attractiv... Read More
  • Fall in Love with the Pink Panther Pea

    Fall in Love with...

    This Valentine’s Day, leading seed and grain specialist - Cope Seeds, is launching a new, high performing pink pea variety.   Panther no... Read More
  • Herbal leys: How they could help farmers satisfy new...

    Herbal leys: How they...

    Taylor Moore, assistant variety rep at Cope Seeds and Grain, outlines his views on why herbal leys can help to achieve the top three criteria outlines... Read More
  • Soil health benefits of herbal ley mixtures

    Soil health benefits of...

    The use of herbal leys within an integrated farming system can enable farmers to reduce input expenditure and improve soil health. Herbal leys have be... Read More
  • Cope Seeds and Grain Seed market update

    Cope Seeds and Grain...

    Gemma Clarke at Cope Seeds and Grain gives insight into this season’s seed market, where the number of sales is similar to last year, but there ... Read More
  • Covid 19: Keeping things moving

    Covid 19: Keeping things...

    Firstly, our thanks go out to our growers, processors and hauliers who have enabled us to continue servicing our customers throughout this situation a... Read More
  • Diary of an Assistant Variety Representative

    Diary of an Assistant...

    Taylor Moore, Assistant Variety Representative at Cope Seeds and Grain, gives an open and honest account of his first season at Cope Seeds, and althou... Read More
  • Strong demand for low input UK-grown high protein...

    Strong demand for low...

    High protein wheats typically demand a premium, but often at the cost of increased inputs. A home-grown high specification wheat with a high protein c... Read More
  • Organic grass seed shortages

    Organic grass seed shortages

    This spring already we have been extremely busy and organic grass seed is running out quickly. Key varieties are running low or have been sold already... Read More

Contact & Opening Times

The Seed House
Pride Parkway
Sleaford
Lincolnshire
NG34 8GL

T: 00 44 1529 421081

Hours of Business:

Mon - Fri: 8.30am-5.30pm

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