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Considering conventional oilseeds?

Selected conventional varieties also exhibit the good early vigour that will enable them to grow past the potential damage that can be done by cabbage stem flea beetle, says Liam Wilkinson technical oilseed rape specialist, for plant breeders Limagrain UK. Conventional rape varieties account for 35 – 40% of all crops, a smaller proportion of

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Attica

Attica Technical Summary 2022 Highest yielding UK Candidate variety, with excellent disease resistance  

Assistant Breeder (OSR) – Rothwell

The Role: We are currently seeking an Assistant Breeder in our Oilseed Rape breeding program based at Rothwell in Lincolnshire. Reporting to the OSR Hybrid Breeder (UK) you will be able to plan, organise and carry out a major part of the oilseeds breeding programme, particularly the OSR crossing program and CMS conversion and backcross

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LG Skyscraper performs on light land in Norfolk

Farming 280 ha (700 acres) with his wife on two main farms near Sheringham and Cromer, Mr Blaxell is growing the soft Group 4 variety for the second year running, alongside a range of combinable crops and a small 10 ha area of sugar beet. “Previously, we used to grow the soft wheat variety Bennington,

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LG Scorpion

LG Scorpion a high yielding club root resistant variety which has exceptional autumn growth and is one of the most rapidly growing varieties in our portfolio. LG Scorpion has TuYV resistance along with pod shatter crucial for securing final yield on farm. LG Scorpion has a robust disease resistance profile and exceptional winter hardiness. LG

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LG Gatepost_June 2022

  In the June edition of Gatepost, Arable Technical Manager Ron Granger gives us the insights into a new winter wheat that will be available to growers this autumn – LG Typhoon. Ron shares his views on the attributes of the variety and where it fits on farm. Tom Barker, Cereals and Pulses Product Manager,

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Limagrain’s New Contenders Show Great Promise

Winter Barley LG Caravelle is an extremely high yielding variety (107% of control – UK), which is comparable to leading hybrids. Boasting an untreated yield of 90% puts it above all Candidate Control varieties. Its sucker punch at 71.0 kg/hl, will make competitors take notice, along with its excellent disease resistance combination of 7 for

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Cover Crops for Arable Rotations

The are 3 levels of payment for the Arable and Horticultural standard: 1. Introductory level – 70% of land must have a sown green cover or weedy stubble over the winter months (Dec-Feb) 2. Intermediate level – 70% of land must have a green cover crop during the winter months, of which 20% must be

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The hidden threat to Oilseed Rape

With oilseed rape prices up at £820/tonne in late April, it’s crucial to keep the plant as healthy as possible to reach its full yield potential, which includes the health of the stem. Stem health is an area that is often overlooked and can have a serious impact on gross output. The stem-based diseases of

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LG Typhoon – A wheat bred with consistency and security in mind

LG Typhoon delivers an exceptional consistency of performance across very different seasons and regions of the UK, yielding 102% – a great attribute to have in any variety. Whilst yield is important, growers fundamentally like to grow robust varieties that deliver time and again across seasons and rotations. LG Typhoon’s consistency of performance across locations,

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Award-winning growers offer nitrogen strategy tips for successful milling wheat

Limagrain UK asked the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners from the 2021 Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Milling Wheat Quality Awards, to explain how they manage nitrogen to maximise both yield and quality. All three growers grew proven Group 1 wheat Crusoe; a variety that has become a firm favourite amongst millers since its launch 11

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LG Astronomer is full of potential for Hampshire farmer

Mr Brine is growing 40 ha of LG Astronomer for the first time this season, alongside another 58 ha of LG Illuminate, as he seeks to restore his faith in Group 3 varieties. “Wheat is the mainstay of our varied rotation,” he explains. “We always put a decent percentage down to milling varieties, especially now

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LG Skyscraper is up for the challenge in North Yorkshire

So far, the variety has lived up to expectations though, performing well in a challenging 2020/21 growing season that featured a wet autumn, followed by cool, very dry conditions during April, then rain in May and June. His 20 ha (49 acres) of LG Skyscraper kept growing well throughout the changing conditions last season, and

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Human Resource Manager – Rothwell

The Role Reporting to Country Head the HR manager will lead a variety of human resource-related programs to reach business & budget objectives, in line with the strategies and policies of the Limagrain Group and European Business Unit as set out below: – Define and implement the UK Country human resources strategy and policies within

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New HiBird Gamecover & Conservation Catalogue

The Countryside Stewardship Scheme is set to continue until 2023, which is great news for the environment – so, evaluating your environmental assets and developing a plan for next year’s crops is important. Some things to consider: • What worked well this year? • What would you do differently? • Are your conservation areas delivering

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Home grown feeding solutions – new guide out now!

Updated for 2022, it includes all the latest trial data and tried-and-tested advice on crop rotations and on choosing the right crop for your system.   With feeding costs typically making up a significant proportion of production costs, introducing a selection of forage crops can help to reduce these costs and improve your profitability. Whether

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LG Arable Trial Tours – Register now!

Limagrain UK would like to invite growers and agronomists to our Arable Variety Demo Days, led by our arable technical experts, Ron Granger and Liam Wilkinson. Each of the 4 events will include guided tours of the variety plots with our technical experts. There will be special guests in attendance, free catering and BASIS and

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Cambs grower recognises LG Skyscraper’s yield and resilience

Harry Sperling, who manages a 400 ha (1,000-acre) family farm near Huntingdon with his father, Henry, started growing LG Skyscraper in 2019/20, and has been pleased with its performance so far despite a challenging couple of seasons. “Previously, we were growing RGT Saki and KWS Firefly, which performed well enough in terms of yield, but

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First Cut Silage – time to evaluate

A good first silage cut taken in the first two weeks of May from a high yielding conservation ley should yield six tonnes of dry matter per hectare with a dry matter content of 20-22%, and a ME of 11.0. If you’re not achieving this, then it might be time to think about a reseed.

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Focus on security and on-farm performance reflected in new sugar beet recommendations

Limagrain UK has added two exciting sugar beet varieties to the BBRO 2023 Recommended List. These two very different varieties reflect the breadth of the Betaseed breeding approach of producing varieties that today’s growers are looking for, offering good security for on-farm performance. BTS 3610 offers one of the best all round packages for delivering

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Crimped maize can increase feeding options

According to Richard Camplin, LG Seeds Technical Manager, farmers who are able to grow maize, or who can work in partnership with an arable neighbour who is happy to grow the crop could benefit from increasing the acreage grown this year. “There is still time to get maize in the ground and it could be

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Consistently good LG Skyscraper “We want to know that we are going to get the yields year in and out”

With this in mind, his seed merchant Jonathan Payne of Nickerson Seeds advised him to try the soft wheat LG Skyscraper three years ago. LG Skyscraper joined the AHDB Recommended List in 2019 as the highest yielding Group 4 wheat. Positioned as a very consistent and versatile performer across regions and seasons by breeders Limagrain

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LG Typhoon

LG Typhoon is a high yielding hard feed wheat, with a very good disease resistance profile, OWBM resistance and broad adaptability for on farm positioning. It has one of the highest Septoria resistance scores available, at 7.2.