KWS invests to develop hybrid rye as a genuine option for the UK arable sector


This article was first published in the June 2018 edition of CPM magazine.

Today Hybrid Rye is grown on over 5 million hectares worldwide in Europe, Russia, Canada and the United States.

KWS Group is the leading breeder of Hybrid Rye, offering varieties for wholecrop (as silage, or AD / biogas feedstock) or grain production (for feed grain, flour and distilling) with a long term hybrid breeding programme established since the mid 1980’s.

With the UK about to enter a new phase in agricultural policy, KWS UK sees opportunities to promote its parent company’s rye activities to the benefit of UK farmers, especially to focus on expanding grain markets for feed, food and distilling… with grain hybrids leading the way for Autumn 2018 for the first time...

Want to read more? You can download the .pdf version of the article here, or continue reading below.

There is still time to sign up to the KWS Hybrid Rye open day on the 16th July! Contact John Burgess to secure your place.†

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