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How one grower turns his biscuit wheats into barn fillers

Group 3 soft wheats are said to be at risk of extinction after slowly losing their appeal with growers, largely due to a yield gap to barn filling feed wheats and falling premiums. However, one grower in the Scottish Borders is defying this negativity and has taken biscuit wheat variety, Zulu, to consecutive bronze and

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Sensible agronomy will get early varieties off to good start

Although early maturing varieties will be ready for harvest around 20 days earlier than later maturing alternatives, the agronomy of the crop will be very similar according to Richard Camplin of Limagrain UK, who points out that maturity class mainly influences what happens at the end of the growing season. “The key to a good

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Tell me more about Grassland & Muck

Watch video below to see how to enter our competition! PRIZE worth over £1500! Grassland & Muck, the triennial event organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England, returns to Stoneleigh, Warwickshire on 24-25 May 2017. Promising a bumper display of machinery, live demonstrations and grass plots, along with timely advice and technical forums, the

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Limagrain’s Colour Splash trial site brightens the horizon

From a distance it may look like a Van Gough masterpiece on the horizon but for those that are in the know, they will be well aware that it is in fact the Limagrain Colour Splash trial site. Over the past few years, Limagrain UK’s range of Colour Splash flower mixtures have been used in

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Limagrain arable and forage crop plots demonstrate an integrated approach

Leading plant breeders Limagrain UK are a major player in all of these markets and for the first time at Cereals Arable Event 2017, Limagrain has combined both arable and forage crops to form an integrated stand, which includes crop plots on all of its leading arable varieties as well as crops for greening, EFA

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New trial data published in latest forage guide

This includes the latest trial data that compares the performance of the main varieties of forage crops like fodder beet, stubble turnips, swedes, forage rape, kale and lucerne. “We don’t have any national recommended lists for forage crop varieties, so our trial data comparisons on the main varieties grown in the UK help farmers make

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AWF 10 Pollinators Mix

A traditional 80/20 wildflower mixture for attracting pollinators. A new mixture containing perennial wild flowers and grasses that create a wild flower environment suited to attract, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. The mix is suited to a range of soil types.

AWF 9 Flowering Lawn

A traditional 80/20 wildflower mixture for flowering lawns. A new mixture that combines slow growing grasses and a blend of low growing wild flowers that will create a stunning flowering lawn or grassland area.


Arrow is a new hybrid that has the best combination of resistance to light leaf spot and stem canker out of all varieties on the AHDB Recommended and Candidate Lists 2017/18. Arrow also possesses the genetic trait of pod shatter resistance; vital for ensuring good yield stability. In addition to Arrows strong agronomic characteristics, the

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MM60 – the number one choice For the Eagles

It is safe to say that Crystal Palace have acquired an extremely experienced groundsman in Bruce. Having started his professional career at Fulham FC, Bruce went on to work for Tottenham FC, Milwall FC and Reading FC before returning for a second spell as head groundsman at Fulham. After a brief period away from groundsmanship,

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Architect is an attractive restored hybrid variety with a gross output comparable to leading hybrids. Architect has TuYV resistance and a significantly higher yield potential than Amalie, the only variety on the AHDB 2017/18 RL with this desirable genetic trait. Architect also possesses pod shatter resistance, an important trait for protecting high yields. It is

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Annalise is an appealing conventional variety that offers growers the highest oil content levels available out of all varieties on the AHDB Recommended and Candidate Lists 2017/2018. Annalise has TuYV resistance combined with a significantly higher yield potential than Amalie; the only other variety on the AHDB 2017/18 RL with this desirable genetic trait. Annalise

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LG Opera brings music to malting barley prospects

“As we know, recommendation onto the AHDB Recommended List is only the first step for a new malting barley variety; it then has to go through Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) testing which can take several years, after which the brewers and distillers will then make the decision to accept the variety onto its

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Grass reseed puts money in the bank

  The amount of temporary grass, under five years old, has fallen by 18% in the past two years which indicates that less grassland is being reseeded and the average age of our leys is getting older. Despite producers targeting increased production from homegrown forage, the prolonged downturn in milk prices and pressure on cashflows

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CS9 Butterfly Mix

Butterfly mix is a mid to tall mixture designed in particular to attract butterflies and other pollinators. The mixture will produce a vast array of flowers in the first year flowed by flowering in the second year.

Collaboration delivers success for pulses

I’Anson Brothers Ltd is one of the leading independent animal feedstuffs manufacturers that use pulses in its rations. The company has a history of working closely with pulse breeders and growers to ensure that new pea and bean varieties are suitable for processing to meet the requirements of its customers, but also offer appropriate on-farm

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DOWNLOAD: Essential Guide to Forage Crops

We’ve produced a comprehensive Essential Guide to Forage Crops, covering all aspects of growing and maximising the potential of these valuable crops. Details on crop rotations, choosing the right crop for your farm, feeding guidelines, feeding safety and fertiliser guidelines are included, along with information on the value of several different forage crop options, from

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On the up and up – the rise of spring barley yields

New malting varieties now have equal or better yield potential than standard feed varieties, thanks to breeders influence on germplasm, says Ron Granger, arable technical manager for Limagrain UK. “In fact over the last ten years we have been seeing an increase on yield of 1% per year, which is substantial.” However recognising how we

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VIDEO: Hybrid Maize Production

Check out Limagrain’s 6 minute video, detailing the process of producing hybrid maize seeds, all the way from sowing the seed to delivery!

DOWNLOAD: Spring Barley Agronomy Guide

Limagrain continue to invest in trials, both internally and externally, to evaluate the agronomic requirements of the spring barley crop and the subtle differences between varieties, ensuring both high yield and end-use specifications are met. Areas of interest include; sowing date, seed rate, tillering ability and additional nitrogen strategies. These are all key attributes necessary

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DOWNLOAD: Forage Crops Technical Summaries

With the sowing season around the corner and many varieties to choose from, we have produced this information to help make the decision easier. These useful technical sheets cover the latest trials data, yields and feed quality, typical costs and value of the crop, as well as sowing rates and fertiliser guidelines for some of

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DOWNLOAD: Equipaddock Brochure

The Equipaddock range has been developed after consultation with equine nutritionists and other experts and offers a comprehensive portfolio of products tailor made for horses and ponies. These range from paddock mixtures through to hay and haylage crops to stallion paddocks and racing gallops.

DOWNLOAD: Hibird Brochure

Within this brochure there are plenty of gamecover crop solutions, mixtures for wildlife and farmland birds, crops for pollinators, grass buffers & field margins and wildflower mixtures. We have also included a sowing guide and a crop solutions chart, to help you solve some of the more common problems you may encounter. Flea beetles continue

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