Work gets underway at new £3M grass seed facility
This is the biggest investment in grass mixtures production ever seen in the UK, and the site will have capacity to handle up to half of all the agricultural grass seed sown.
Bespoke automated equipment will select, mix, pack, treat, label and palletise the seed according to customers’ specific requirements. It will produce more than 3,000 different grass seeds mixtures, and will run 24/7 during peak demand in spring and autumn, enabling next-day delivery onto farms across the UK.
More than half the grass seed sown in the UK has been bred by DLF-Trifolium, and the company has more varieties on the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists than any other breeding company.
The planned start date for production from the new site is October 2014.
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