Mortimers sell a wide range of cereals, oilseed, pulse and herbage seeds including specialist environmental mixtures. The majority of cereal seed is produced in-house, using our new state of the art seed processing facility which was built in 2014. The new facility processes seed quickly and reliably, allowing Mortimers to increase their annual throughput considerably. Oilseed and herbage seed are supplied by a select number of local providers to ensure a quality product to match the high level of in-house produced seed.
We also offer Farm Saved seed cleaning with a full range of chemical treatments and fully monitored as part of the Bayer Precision Seed treatment scheme.
The majority of our cereal seed is grown locally by well-established seed growers and we are continually looking for new seed growers to help meet with increased demand.
We have four licensed seed samplers and two licenced crop inspectors ensuring quality of production and service from field to bag.
Additionally, since Spring 2017 James Mortimer Ltd is a fully-accredited member of the European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA), which provides independent assurance that our seed treatment procedures are accurate, efficient and safe.
As members of the ProSeed Group we are one of nine independent, privately owned seed merchants covering the UK from the Channel to the Tweed with nine seed treatment plants between us. Our proven sales records puts us in a very strong position when negotiating with UK and European plant breeders and seed treatment manufacturers.
We have access to several local cereal and oil seed rape trials and offer our customers the chance to view these and we also relay all information gathered from the trials through news letters. You can find out more about the ProSeed Group here www.proseedgroup.com
Mortimers offer a comprehensive range of wheat seed including new varieties both for winter and spring planting. This includes Group 1 or 2 breadmaking varieties, Group 3 biscuit wheat or a hard or soft Group 4 feed wheat, we will be able to advise you on the variety which most suits your individual needs and requirements.
We produce feed barley, 2 row and 6 row for high yielding winter or spring planting. We also produce winter and spring brewing varieties for the local malsters in the North East of England.
Oil Seed Rape
James Mortimer Ltd sell both hybrid and conventional oil seed rape varieties.
Seed oats of various varieties are manufactured in-house, including new and improved varieties. Naked and conventional oats are very popular as part of the arable rotation on many farms.
For further information, Please download our Seed Leaflet
List of available seed treatments
Oilseed rape –
Hy Pro Duet – a fungicide seed treatment which delivers broad spectrum disease control, resulting in better establishment and seedling health. A key strength of Hy Pro Duet is the reduction of Phoma infection in the cotyledone and first leaf.
Thiraflo –the industry standard with contact activity against multiple seed and soil borne fungi including damping off, seedling blight and seed decay.
Phosphite based treatments – Kick off / Startup etc – these products encourage greater root growth and reduce plant stress, resulting in higher yield potential. The popularity of these type of dressings has greatly increased since the banning of Modesto & Cruser. Phosphite dressing can also be applied to barley, oats and wheat.
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