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Limagrain’s MM range is rapid at King’s Bruton

In 1519, three eminent people born in Bruton, Richard Fitzjames – Bishop of London, Sir John Fitzjames, later to become Chief Justice of the King’s Bench, and Dr John Edmundes – Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, established a new school in the town. Nearly five hundred years later, and still on the same site, the

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Online support for UK OSR growers

Visit Limagrain’s newly revamped TuYV website www.tuyv.co.uk which provides growers and agronomists with the latest information, news and expert opinion on the threat from TuYV and possible solutions for next season’s crop. “Covering all you need to know about TuYV from recognizing the symptoms of the disease TuYV, how it impacts yields, to solutions such as

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Post harvest options – Food for thought

“Stubble turnips, forage rape and rape/ kale hybrids can be sown up until the end of August,” says Limagrain UK’s Martin Titley. “They’re quick to establish and some varieties can be ready for grazing within 12 weeks of sowing. Hardier varieties can be left for grazing over winter. Rape/kale hybrids like Interval is an example

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Marketing Services Assistant

Limagrain is a leading global plant breeding and seed company. We breed and market agricultural seeds for farmers and sports grass seeds for the UK market under the established brand LG. We are currently seeking a full time Marketing Services Assistant to join our small, friendly and dynamic team, based at Rothwell in Lincolnshire. If

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Temporary Warehouse Operative

The successful candidate will have warehouse experience, a forklift truck licence would be an advantage but not essential and a flexible attitude is required. Experience in operating machinery is not essential as full training will be given. The hours of work are Monday – Friday, 8.00am – 5pm with an hour lunch break, however due

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Forage Crops Field Technician

The successful candidate will report to the Forage and Amenity Technical Manager to help deliver high quality Forage and Amenity trials and will have a sound knowledge about the operation and maintenance of a range of agricultural machinery. Candidates will have an interest in crop husbandry and a high level of accuracy is required to

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Chicory and plantain fight the drought

“Forage plantain and chicory are popular in New Zealand, both as straight crops and in grazing mixtures,” says Sinclair McGill’s grass seed manager Ian Misselbrook. “Many UK producers could take advantage of these ‘hidden gems’ that can extend the grazing season, improve the supply of minerals and trace elements, and boost live weight gains when

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Strong growth habit dictates OSR success

In light of the pressures on OSR at the start of the season from cabbage stem flea beetle, black-grass and slugs, an OSR variety that has a good strong growth habit in the autumn gets a head start, there’s no question about it, he says. “If OSR doesn’t grow you can’t do anything with it,

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High yielding, early to harvest wheat variety bucks the trend

LG Motown is a top-yielding soft wheat which meets the needs of the distilling market, and bucks the trend of early maturing varieties producing lower yields so, unlike other high yielding wheats, LG Motown doesn’t rely on having a longer grain fill period to build high yields. This is particularly exciting news for growers who

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Quality grass seed mixtures make all the difference

“Farmers are right to tap into contractors’ knowledge,” says Limagrain UK’s John Spence. “They know what grows well in the area and what doesn’t, and they know what their customer is looking for.” But keeping up to date with new and more productive mixtures is no mean feat. “We have more information on the agronomy

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Survey confirms high levels of TuYV infection in oilseed rape crops across the UK

Turnips yellows virus (TuYV) is spread by the peach potato aphid (Myzus persicae), and can impact yields by as much as 30% in highly infected situations, oil content by 3% whilst increasing levels of glucosinolates and erucic acid. The results come from an annual survey carried out by Limagrain, in collaboration with Agrii. Random leaf

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Seed Analyst/Trainee Seed Analyst

An opportunity has arisen at our Witham St.Hughs facility for either a trainee or qualified seed analyst in our busy quality control laboratory. The role will involve conducting a variety of tests to generate seed quality information for internal and official use and to communicate these results accordingly. We are looking for either a Part

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Forage Crops Technician

The successful candidate will report to the Forage and Amenity technical manager to help deliver high quality Forage and Amenity trials and play an active role in monitoring and developing external trials to support our commercial activities. Candidates will have a good farming knowledge and have some understanding of trials and field testing. A qualification

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CEREALS EVENT – What to expect from LG this year…

Arable, Environmental, Gamecover and Amenity Plots to see, all in one place! This year will be bigger and better than ever before! We’ll not only be demonstrating our key arable varieties this year but you can also take a look at a wider range of products than ever, with plots for greening, soil improvements and

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Prospects for the genetic control of Septoria tritici

However, this year the first variety to offer high yields and the highest ever Septoria tritici resistance rating LG Sundance has been added to the AHDB Recommended List. Limagrain UK breeders of LG Sundance, feel optimistic that this step forward in genetic control of Septoria tritici goes some way towards the goal of an almost

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Oilseed Rape Technical Officer

The job involves working alongside existing team members in our UK operations and it is therefore essential that the applicants have good interpersonal skills. The applicant should have good computer skills and a good level of numeracy. In addition the role will also include all practical aspects of field trials; seed preparation, drilling, collecting data

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Grassland & Muck Sample Feedback

“We found a wide range in results,” says Limagrain’s John Spence. “This highlighted the range of feed quality possible, even in samples taken from farmers’ ‘best’ fields and cut at the right time.” ME scores ranged by as much as 1.2 MJ/kg, with digestible fibre (dNDF), sugar and protein levels all differing by more than

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Boost bonuses with high oil content OSR varieties

While selecting varieties that produce high seed yield is important, it is a very inconsistent trait influenced by several season-dependent factors, such as weather or disease and pest pressure. Conversely, oil content is consistent across most seasons, according to Agrii’s technical seed manager David Leaper, and something growers can use to their advantage to increase

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Timing right to sow swede crop for high energy winter feed

“Swedes cost around of £403 per hectare – or £62 per tonne of dry matter – to grow, yet produce 80 to 90 tonnes of feed per hectare,” he says. “They can be grazed from October to February, depending on the variety.” Limagrain field trials highlight the high-energy content of swedes at 12.8 to 13.1MJ.

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Lambtastic

This mixture is an adaptation of work done in New Zealand to exploit the lamb finishing attributes of deep rooting Forage Chicory and Plantain, combined with the well understood complementary properties of White Clover. The inclusion of Matrix Enhanced® Ryegrass, combined with Timothy and Early Perennial Ryegrass, all ensure that the sward gets a sprint

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DOWNLOAD: Winter Oilseed Rape Growers Guide

The challenges faced by oilseed rape growers seem to get bigger every year. We are sure that breeders and chemical companies are doing all they can to find solutions to the big problems such as weed control, Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle and enhanced disease resistance, but in truth the solutions to many of our problems

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DOWNLOAD: Winter Wheat Growers Guide

The 2017/2018 Winter Wheat Recommended List consists of no fewer than 41 varieties, including 11 new additions. How do we start to make sense of so much data, on so many varieties? Not every variety will suit every market, region, soil type or rotational position, so how do we find those varieties that will give

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Why we love Monarch Leys!

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