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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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Feed Peas for Success

Whilst good establishment is all about making sure that the seed bed is the right quality and drilling conditions are favourable, getting the nutrition of the crop right from the very start makes all the difference, says Mr Lamyman of Worlaby Farms, Lincolnshire. This approach was confirmed in 2017 when his 8.23ha crop of LG

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Heat Unit Map aids maize variety selection

For the first time farmers now have access to heat unit data for their post code, allowing them to more carefully select varieties with the appropriate maturity class for their location. Tim Richmond, maize product manager with LG explains that the new online system available at www.lgseeds.co.uk/heat-map uses Ontario Heat Unit data collated by the

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Keeping your high yielding wheat crops standing

As a consequence of limited lodging data in the last few seasons, many of the newer varieties recently added to the AHDB Recommended List had not been really tested for lodging pressure, which meant that when the season became challenging and timings were missed, as in 2017, many crops went down. However, this does not

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Spring bean stalwart offers unrivalled reliability on Lincolnshire farm

First on the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) Recommended List in 2005, Fuego has been a leading variety choice for more than a decade. It achieved another year of full recommendation for 2018, with a yield of 99% and a solid all-round agronomic package that has yet to be significantly outclassed by other top

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Quality maize helps drive returns from milk contract

“We grow in some pretty harsh conditions but by selecting varieties carefully we are able to produce a good quality feed which is essential for our all year round calving mixed breed herd producing on a constituent based contract,” James explains. A well-known Guernsey breeder and Chairman of the English Guernsey Cattle Society, James farms

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Nothing but MM50 for Sportsturf Management

It is safe to say that Jamie Foyster knows a thing or two about cricket squares – he was introduced to the sport at the age of 10 as a player and was then helping to prepare and maintaining pitches by 15 at his local club. This continued over two decades and even though he

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DOWNLOAD: Pulses Variety Table

You will also find a summary chart for each species with comparative data on all of our varieties which includes comments hints and tips from our own breeders and agronomists. The Pulses variety table is available to download below. The technical sheets and data table are downloadable so that everything you need to know about your

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Countryside Stewardship Scheme Update

Significant improvements have been made to the scheme to make it simpler for farmers and land managers to apply. Paperwork for the new offers is quicker and easier to get through, due to streamlined evidence checks and shorter application forms designed to help save farmers’ valuable time. The scheme is also non-competitive, meaning that all

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Maize feeding attributes

Cell wall digestibility (CWD) is becoming an increasing important factor for feeding high levels of maize silage in a diet. Over 50% of the total energy in maize is in the vegetative parts of the plant. In varieties with high CWD, more of this energy is available to the cow. Varieties with high CWD provide

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Record breaking peas – visit the Limagrain stand at Cereals this year to find out how to maximise opportunities offered by pulses

We have always been enthusiastic supporters of UK pulses and UK pulse growers, and continue to do all we can to promote and support growers in offering varieties that perform on farm and meet market requirements, says George Hunter, pulses product manager with Limagrain UK. “The success of this approach can be seen in the

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RESEARCH: Nitrogen and sulphur fertiliser recommendations

Updating nitrogen and sulphur fertiliser recommendations for spring barley.   THE CHALLENGE The spring barley area is now expanding onto heavier land, a consequence of Blackgrass control strategies, which is likely to affect the optimum nitrogen (N) strategy to achieve the various grain N% targets. Modern varieties are significantly higher yielding, suggesting that they may

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Breeders Perspective Q&A

I’ve heard the expression ‘Non GN’, what does it mean? Non-GN spring barley varieties are those that do not produce Glycosidic Nitriles.  Breeders are now able to identify and select varieties which have this valuable trait. What are Glycosidic Nitriles? Glycosidic Nitriles (GN) are organic compounds produced at high levels by some barley varieties when

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Latest advice on spring barley agronomy

Limagrain UK’s Ron Granger offers the latest advice, based on data generated from the breeder’s extensive trials programme designed to challenge traditional approaches. 1. Choose the right variety The key to upping spring barley yields is achieving high final head counts and choosing a variety with a greater tillering ability can help improve numbers. First

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