The Herbage Varieties Guide scheme is a partnership between participating seed merchants, plant breeders, seed growers and NIAB. We pay for NIAB trials at three sites, the results from which are reviewed annually by NIAB’s Herbage Trials Advisory Committee, which recommends the best varieties for farmers in England & Wales. The Recommended List is published annually in the Herbage Varieties Guide, which is available exclusively to participants in the scheme.


Membership of the scheme is open to all seed merchants retailing herbage seed in England & Wales. E-mail us to request further information on how to join the scheme.


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