South coast of Ireland here so keeping an eye on some of the same wheat characteristics as yourself I’d imagine (Septoria, standing, sprouting)As a seed grower in the SW I have to try and guess what farmers will be growing in the next 3/4 years. Am growing Graham and Extase for this autumn and cannot see any better replacements at the moment. Unless anybody knows better ??
Sort for my ignorance but what's the BIPO royalty scheme? I always assumed it was just the BSPB rules that we all followed.
South coast of Ireland here so keeping an eye on some of the same wheat characteristics as yourself I’d imagine (Septoria, standing, sprouting)
The definitely been a lift in Septoria resistance of new varieties in the past short number of years.
Of the newer stuff coming along I’m planning towards growing LG Illuminate & KWS Dawsum for seed. Have Illuminate this year and aim to add Dawsum this autumn.
Both are in UK trials I think.
What is BIPO?
All you need to know here.
It is a very different scheme to the BSPB scheme. Essentially you enter into a separate contract for the royalty and it is important to check when purchasing seed if it is under BIPO rules as you may be quoted just a price for the seed with an additional royalty rate to follow.
likewise there is no agreement, as there is with BSPB, for a reduced royalty rate for FSS.
More breeders are starting to use this to extract more money from growers, particularly where seed is farm saved. The agreement you sign confers significant rights to BIPO in demanding information from you and access to farm.