Canary Seed is a Spring Sown, Annual, Combinable Crop
This Spring we require additional area of Canary Seed. Low production levels in Canada mean markets are set to rise for 2019!
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Canary Seed is an annual grass and should not be confused with Canary Grass which is perennial and very invasive.
Canary Seed produces a is small buff coloured seed and is used in birdseed mixtures. Currently, most of the Canary seed used in the UK is imported from North America.
Things have changed a bit since childhood, when feeding the birds meant cutting up stale bread and scraps and putting them onto the bird table.
In 2009 the wild bird food industry in the UK was worth £365 m of which £120 m is thought to be in "seeds", many of which are or could be UK sourced.
Although Canary Seed had been grown on a small scale in the UK for many years, it was not until the CAP Mid Term Review removed crop-specific support that the opportunity for UK farmers to grow significant areas of Canary Seed took off.
The crop is straightforward to grow and harvest and has proved to be very profitable relative to other Spring sown options.
Premium Crops will provide you with:
- The seed best suited to UK conditions
- Full step-by-step agronomic advice through crop bulletins to you and your agronomist
- Buyback contracts for orderly marketing and maximum returns to growers
- Cleaning,drying and storage facilities if needed