Winter Linseed 2017

Premium Crops maintain regular contact with a wide range of winter linseed breeders and test potential new varieties under UK conditions at trials hosted by NIAB-TAG and Scottish Agronomy.

For 2017 there are two winter linseed variety trials at;

A. NIAB-TAG South, Sutton Scotney, Hampshire


B. Scottish Agronomy, Kinross, Tayside


The trials are grown following a strict management protocol and include the full range of commercially available varieties e.g. Alpaga, Volga and Sideral, plus ten candidate lines under local evaluation for yield, stem characteristics, maturity and disease resistance. Data from these trials will be available post-harvest.


August 2017

NIAB -TAG Sutton Scotney Results

Initial results for seed yield are available for the key commercial varieties grown at Sutton Scotney - as follows....



Differences of less than 5% should be treated with reserve as they are not statistically significant.

Altess is included in the trial as an autumn sown spring type to test how it behaves when sown at the wrong time. This should not be taken as a reflection of how Altess performs when sown at the correct time (i.e. in the spring)



May 2017

NIAB-TAG Sutton Scotney

Crop in flower & a good attendance at the Premium Crops Winter Linseed Open Day


April 2017

NIAB-TAG Sutton Scotney

Good growth with stem extension well underway.

October 2016

Scottish Agronomy

Early establishment - plants just emerging