A REGENCY CHRISTMAS DINNER

A REGENCY CHRISTMAS DINNER

Those worried about overindulging during the festive season might take solace from discovering the opulence of their forbears. Bright Maize takes a look at the culinary splendours enjoyed by some in the Regency period As Christmas comes around once more, it brings...
MAIZE SEED: THE MARKET AND OPTIONS FOR 2023

MAIZE SEED: THE MARKET AND OPTIONS FOR 2023

When a sales advisor tells you to place your maize seed order early, you will do well to heed the advice this year. The shortage of maize seed in 2022 – not least because of the 40% yield reduction experienced last year – is real. It is true that suppliers always like...
FIVE THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT MAIZE

FIVE THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT MAIZE

It’s easy to forget what a remarkable plant maize is: a crop physically unlike any other whose history is as rich as it is surprising. This is a staple so important that it was once worshipped as a god – and yet it wouldn’t exist without human cultivation. There...
GONZAGUE DE CARRÈRE: THE VIEW FROM MAS SEEDS

GONZAGUE DE CARRÈRE: THE VIEW FROM MAS SEEDS

Renowned international seed company Mas Seeds has been developing and supplying maize to distributors and wholesalers for decades. But its acquisition of Bright Maize in 2018 brought with it a new challenge: selling directly to UK farmers. Gonzague de Carrère is Mas...

EDWARD GERALD STRUTT AND LORD RAYLEIGH’S FARMS

Lord Rayleigh’s Farms is known today as a successful farming and property company based on the Terling Estate, near Chelmsford, in Essex. It takes its name from the Barons Rayleigh, a title created for the Strutt family of Terling Place by George IV in 1821. The third...