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Cereal Seed

Drummonds devotes considerable time, effort and resources into the decision making process to determine which species, what varieties and seed treatments we market each year. The varieties offered are evaluated in our own replicated trials in addition to the information available from official trials. Varieties are matched with the 'end market' for each cereal species.

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The entire seed production process is controlled under the Department of Agriculture's Seed Certification Scheme together with the NSAI ISO quality scheme.

Once a variety is selected for production and bacic seed procured, this seed is produced under contract by expierienced seed growers in fields carefully chosen for their fertility and disease and weed free status.
During the growing season the basic seed crops are monitored by an Inspector from the Department of Agriculture, to ensure plant health and purity is maintained. At harvest, careful attention is devoted to segregation and seed quality, a traceability system is used to track the seed as it moves through the drying, cleaning, storage, screening and seed treatment processes.


Once a load of seed coming from the field is sampled and accepted at the intake, it moves to segregated storage before being dried at low temperature to maintain good germination and vigor. Post drying the seed is sampled again to determine germination and purity. At this stage a range of pathology tests are also performed to determine the disease status of the seed, the choice of the seed treatment used is based on this pathology analysis.

The seed is then cleaned, aerated and graded before the appropriate seed treatment is applied, the seed is then analysed again for germination and then goes for packing into 500kg or 50kg bags before dispatch to our customers.

“Drummonds GOLDEN ACRES certified seed delivers Quality, Yield and Profit”

Seed Treatment
Seed Treatment

All Drummonds cereal seeds are tested for the presence of seed borne diseases, this allows the seedsman to select the appropriate dressing to controll the pathogens present. In addition to basic seed disease control,

Drummonds Trials
Drummonds Trials

Drummonds operate their their own independent arable trials programme, focusing on cereals and oilseed rape. The trials are fully replicated and professionaly managed

 

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Further Information

If you have any queries on aspects of seeding or wish to discuss your individual seed requirements
just call one of our Drummonds Technical advisors who will be delighted to help.

 

Cereal Seeds / OSR / Pulses
Branch / Technical Sales Advisor contacts

Brendan Reilly

Brendan Reilly

Branch Manager (Drogheda)

041 983 8986

Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly

Agronomy Services Manager

041 983 8986 / 087 600 4800

Michael Slattery

Diarmuid Santry

Technical Sales Advisor

041 983 8986 / 087 258 4609