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Cereals launch for highest yielding wheat candidate LG Skyscraper

The breeder is particularly excited about its soft feed variety LG Skyscraper which is the highest yielding wheat candidate at 109% and will potentially be the overall highest yielding wheat variety, should it gain full recommendation to the 2019-20 List. LG Skyscraper’s very high yield at 109% over control shows a significant 4% increase over

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Warehouse Operative – Holton Le Clay

Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers that moves agriculture forward to meet food challenges. The Group breeds and markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and produces cereal products, intended for farmers, growers, home gardeners and for agri-food industrialists and consumers. Limagrain has sales of almost 2.4 billion Euros and has more than

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MM is the solution in Hertfordshire

Designed by Jack Niklaus II, the 6,266 yard course winds through ancient parkland, blending beautiful contours with trees and water to present an enticing challenge to golfers of all abilities. The club is under the Crown Golf umbrella, which boasts 23 prestigious venues around the UK. James has been in his current role as course

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Consider clubroot risk in 2019 OSR plans

The disease is typically most severe in wetter regions with a history of mixed cropping, such as Scotland and northern or western England, but isolated cases occur across the UK, with losses exceeding 50% of yield potential in the worst-affected crops. “Clubroot is still a relatively niche problem compared to diseases like light leaf spot,

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LG Detroit

New to the 2018/19 AHDB Candidate List, LG Detroit is a very high yielding, hard group 2 wheat, that meets specification for UKP bread wheat for overseas markets. The variety has a good disease resistance package combined with stiff straw and excellent grain quality. LG Detroit has shown high yield potential and consistency across two

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Conventional vs Hybrid Oilseed Rape

Why choose conventional varieties? When hybrids were first introduced, they were perceived to be higher yielding and much more vigorous than the traditional open pollinated varieties, but I’m not sure whether that still holds true today. The old hybrids were also very tall and late; not at all what growers wanted. Newer hybrids are much shorter

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DOWNLOAD: GatePost

  This edition of GatePost features Vasilis Gegas, our Senior Oilseed Rape Breeder with his article on optimising establishment for top yields. We have Ed Flatman giving the ‘Breeders Perspective’ on Orange Wheat Blossom Midge and why growers still need to be wary of it as a threat. Our two farmers give an update from

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Aquila’s vigour shines under pressure

The restored hybrid is officially recommended for east/west regions, but Openfield’s Lee Bennett says evidence suggests it suits almost any location, soil type or drilling slot. Indeed, Aquila was the top variety at the Croft variety trials near Darlington last year and many crops in northern England and Scotland have performed as well as further

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Flying Flocks – the benefits of sheep in an arable rotation

‘Flying Flocks’ refers to a flock of sheep that doesn’t breed its own replacements and which are usually brought in to finish on arable land and crops, says Martin Titley, director of marketing for forage crops with breeders Limagrain UK. So, what are the benefits and is this something that arable farmers should be considering?

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How smarter plant breeding is keeping one step ahead of wheat diseases

Yellow rust – a disease that can slash yields by half in susceptible varieties – is now more widespread and its population more promiscuous. The new Warrior-type races can undergo sexual recombination, which means that the disease evolves more rapidly and can quickly overcome a plants inherent resistance. Similar changes in virulence are occurring in

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BTS 1140

Raising the bar in yield

Sugar Beet genetics continue to deliver higher yields with good sugar content

Bred by Betaseed, and marketed by agents Limagrain UK, the 2019 BBRO Recommended List (RL) clearly shows that the yield potential of BTS 1140 is significantly above the most widely grown varieties in 2018, yielding 107.6 % (adjusted tonnes), over three years of trials. BTS 1140 also has a high sugar content of 18%. This

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Mezzo takes lucerne crops to new yield levels

“Trials show that Mezzo has consistently produced 18 tonnes of dry matter per hectare in conditions similar to those in the UK,” says Limagrain grass seed manager Ian Misselbrook. “This is at least 5% ahead of other lucerne varieties on the UK market. Its average crude protein content of 19.3% will give protein production from

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Plant Breeding Matters – Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 Edition of Plant Breeding Matters, a publication produced by the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) can be downloaded below. The current issue covers; Importance of UK government to deliver on its commitment to backing plant breeding post-Brexit Opportunity to have your say on the AHDB Recommended List Experts warn against farm-saving hybrid

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The future is bright for the Limagrain breeding programme

Soft feed wheat variety LG Skyscraper is the highest yielding wheat candidate at 109% and will potentially be the overall highest yielding wheat variety ever, should it gain full recommendation to the 2019-20 AHDB Recommended List. LG Skyscraper’s very high yield shows a significant and consistent 4% increase over the high yielding benchmark feed variety

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Seed competition winner sets sights on realising wheat crop potential

Mr Robinson farms 165ha of predominantly Grade 1 silts in partnership with his father and mother at Brothertoft, just west of Boston, and with milling quality difficult to achieve on such fertile soils, feed wheats make his variety line up. There has been a recent shift away from more disease-susceptible types such as KWS Santiago,

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Aspect

Aspect is a new restored hybrid from Limagrain that possess the genetic traits of TuYV and Pod Shatter resistance. The variety offers good gross output combined with a very good agronomic package including a 7 rating for Light Leaf Spot resistance. Aspect has shown consistent gross output and treated yield potential in fungicide treated trials

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The future is bright for the Limagrain wheat breeding programme

This has never been more evident than in this year’s winter wheat candidate list, where Limagrain has 7 out of the total 11 varieties up for recommendation to join the 2019-20 AHDB Recommended List, spread across almost every quality sector. We are particularly excited about our soft feed variety LG Skyscraper, which is the highest

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‘Eat stems and leaves’ with new kale variety

A variety bred to improve utilisation of both leaf and stem, Bombardier kale has a digestibility of 72.2% and a dry matter content of 13.5% based on trials carried out by Limagrain UK. It has a relative dry matter yield of 18% above the control variety. “Marrow stem kales are highly digestible and have better

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How to retain colour for top combining pea premiums

There are two main premium outlets for large blue peas; the first is micronizing – where peas are processed and toasted giving  better nutritional value in products such as animal feed. The second is for the human consumption market, where they find their way into anything from tins of mushy peas to packets of split

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MM60 is key for Leeds Rhinos

Ryan has been working at the stadium for fifteen years and has occupied the position of head groundsman for the last four. With two deputy’s underneath him – Dan Connor and Leon Pearson – Ryan and his team tend to the stadium pitch, two first team pitches, four academy pitches, a 3G pitch and the

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DOWNLOAD: Forage Crops Trial Results 2018

The trial results in this guide are produced from our own unique UK trials, which have been running for over 10 years. Our trial data allows you to view not just yields, but also important characteristics such as plants heights and disease resistance. The Forage Crops Trial Results 2018 Guide also contains important information regarding

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