By FWi staff

ARABLE farmers will be able to buy seed over the internet by the end of this week.

Glencore Grain has launched the second of its trading services, seedman, which will operate alongside the grainman web site, launched in June.

Seedman offers a range of varieties of cereals, oilseeds and pulses, all of which are from certified specialist growers.

Farmers will be able to select the most suitable variety for their situation using information on the latest trials results, and calculate the tonnage of seed required using the on-line seed calculator.

“The service enables growers to make purchasing decisions when convenient to them,” says Glencores Adrian Fisher.

“It is the next step in the development of our e-commerce operations. It is another mode of communication that ensures farmers get the varieties they want, delivered in time for drilling.”

There is no charge for using the service.