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Farm Saved Seed Processing

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What makes Agrii Farm Saved Seed different?

  • Our nationwide fleet of Mobile Seed Processors are operated by full time, experienced and qualified staff
  • Our staff are co-ordinated locally by experienced BASIS-trained professionals to give you the best possible service and advice
  • Our comprehensive range of seed treatments can be tailored to your individual needs

Please get in touch to find out more – your local contacts are listed below, or view the tabs above for more detail on our services.

Local contacts

Region Contact Phone Number Email address
North of Scotland David Graham 07785 332218 david.graham@agrii.co.uk
Inverurie George Proctor 07587 770359 george.proctor@agrii.co.uk
Fife David Steel 07834 905562 david.steel@agrii.co.uk
Coldstream Gavin Flemming 01890 882960 gavin.fleming@agrii.co.uk
Pocklington Roy Jefford 01759 301144 roy.jefford@agrii.co.uk
Lincoln Gavin Taylor 07973 854046 gavin.taylor@agrii.co.uk
Wigtoft Gavin Taylor 07973 854046 gavin.taylor@agrii.co.uk
Stafford Richard Hill 07970 230374 richard.hill@agrii.co.uk
West Dereham Mark Taylor 07836 527251 mark.s.taylor@agrii.co.uk
Luton John Lewin 07880 039657 john.lewin@agrii.co.uk
Moreton Mark Taylor 07836 527251 mark.s.taylor@agrii.co.uk
Larkwhistle Doug Marshall 07775 826602 doug,marshall@agrii.co.uk
Finmere Doug Marshall 07775 826602 doug.marshall@agrii.co.uk
Dunkirk Matt Carlton 07885 253450 matt.carlton@agrii.co.uk
Exeter Doug Marshall 07775 826602 doug.marshall@agrii.co.uk

National contacts

Role Name Phone Number Email address
Farm Saved Seed Business Manager Mark Taylor 07836 527251 mark.s.taylor@agrii.co.uk
Bulk Cleaning Services Richard Hill 07970 230374 richard.hill@agrii.co.uk

 

Farm Saved Seed Intro

Farm Saved Seed Processing Service

What makes Agrii Farm Saved Seed different?

  • Our nationwide fleet of Mobile Seed Processors are operated by full time, experienced and qualified staff
  • Our staff are co-ordinated locally by experienced BASIS-trained professionals to give you the best possible service and advice
  • Our comprehensive range of seed treatments can be tailored to your individual needs

All of this coupled with the benefits of farm saving your seed, which include:

  • Known provenance of your seed
  • Seed cost savings and cash flow benefits
  • Timeliness
  • Flexibility around quantities and treatments
  • the thousand grain weight of your seed

Useful Documents

Farm Saved Seed Brochure

Bulk Cleaning Brochure

BSPB Frequently Asked Questions

TakeOff & iMan Promotional Flyer

 

 

Bulk Cleaning

Bulk grain cleaning and colour separation services

Our mobile bulk-cleaning machines are based at Stafford and provide a very economical on-farm cleaning solution to most contaminant problems in combinable crops, thereby increasing the marketability of the crop. In some cases e.g. poor quality malting barley’s we can improve the quality from feed grade, back to malting specification and the customer retains valuable screenings, which in most cases can be fed or sold. This is a very attractive option for the majority of growers.

We offer three different cleaning systems:-

  • Bulk Rotary Cleaning
    Cleans and grades all combinable crops whilst leaving valuable screenings on farm. Speciality is achieving screening and retention specifications for malting barleys and large scale cereal cleaning operations (throughput for wheat, approx. 20-25 tonnes per hour)
  • Bulk Colour Separation
    Screening and precise digital colour separation of contaminants. Primarily used for ergot removal from cereals and cleaning discoloured peas and beans.
    (throughput for wheat, approx. 12 tonnes per hour)
  • Modified Gravity Cleaning
    For speciality cleaning, e.g. organics, linseed for oil, ahiflower seed, millet etc. (throughput 2–5 tonnes per hour, for wheat, approx. 8-10 tonnes per hour)

All our cleaning machines are hired by the hour and are supplied with experienced and fully qualified operators.


Grain sample from 120tn Barley, Oxfordshire January 2017. Colour sorted on-site to remove Ergot, small grains and chaff – cost equal to £12 per tonne.

 

Seed Treatments

Seed Treatments

Seed treatments are an affordable and effective way to optimise seed germination, plant establishment, early growth and yield potential. Our range of available seed treatments include:

  • Redigo Pro
    Controls the seed and soil borne diseases of wheat and spring barley – it’s the latest formulation from Bayer CropScience to improve, handling, reduce dust and further improve loose smut and Fusarium control. It is based on a combination of prothioconazole and tebuconazole. It sets the standard for disease control.
  • Raxil Star (Winter Barley Only)
    Raxil Star is a specialist winter barley fungicide which improves crop performance and quality with activity against difficult to control diseases.
  • Rancona iMix
    Combined with Vibrance Duo on barley to boost activity against loose smut. It is a combination of ipconazole and imazalil.
  • Vibrance Duo
    Contains fludioxonil and sedaxane for control of a range of seed borne diseases in winter wheat, winter triticale, winter rye, spring oats and winter and spring barley.
  • Signal
    Provides a zone of protection around the seed which kills or repels wheat bulb fly or wireworm in autumn/winter sown wheat and barley.
  • Latitude
    Currently the only specialist take-all seed treatment and is effective in all take all situations.
  • Take Off ST
    Two complimentary bio-stimulants to increase root growth and photosynthetic efficiency. Contains stabilised phosphite and pyro-glutamic acid. Increases winter hardiness and drought tolerance also improving root mass and emergence.
  • i-Man
    Highest load Manganese (450g/t) available and contains a collating agent that prevents lock-up by the soil. Applies 20% more Mn than New Manganese Solution and uptake is via the seed coat and roots to get more Mn into the plant.
  • Zax
    High load Zinc (450g/t)formulation. Responses even in non-deficient soils and consistent yield responses across a range of crops including wheat, barley and oats.
  • AgNition
    High load Copper (250g/t) formualtion that is perfect for copper deficient soils, high organic matter soils and phosphate-rich soils>

OSR Seed Treatments

Seed treatments are also applied to oilseed rape to control diseases and stimulate early vigorous growth.  They include:

  • Integral Pro
    It is a biological control agent that colonizes the roots and releases exudates that control seed-borne Phoma, Alternaria and Rhizoctonia. It also stimulates root and shoot growth and controls low to moderate levels of Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle.
  • Take Off OSR
    A phosphite-based bio-stimulant that promotes early root development and boosts crop establishment and early crop vigour.

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Laboratory Tests

Laboratory Tests

Agrii Farm Saved Seed provide lab testing either in-house or via NIAB laboratories.

Quality Tests

  • Germination
  • TZ viability (test result in 2 days)
  • Thousand grain weight
  • Full cereal, pulse and oilseed rape test packages available

Pathology Tests

  • Wheat: fusarium, Septoria and bunt
  • Barley: Leaf stripe, loose smut, net blotch

For more details on Lab tests or how to obtain sample bags, please contact your agronomist or Matt Carlton at Agrii Dunkirk, on 07885 253450.

 
 


Agrii would like to reassure you that all practical measures and facilities to minimise the risk to everyone from Covid-19 have been implemented across all Agrii sites.

We have listened to the expert advice and acted to protect our staff and the wider community and also to ensure that we continue to operate with minimal disruption for our customers. Our COVID-19 risk assessment detailing the measures we are taking can be viewed here. We are taking all necessary measures to ensure our high levels of service are maintained.

We would like to give a big thank you to our customers, suppliers and workforce for their pragmatic response and understanding during this difficult and testing time.