Search result for - 1053 results found

BTS 1915

BTS 1915 provides an opportunity for growers who want to take the next step-up in yields. In doing so they are raising the bar in sugar beet production even higher, making themselves more resilient against the costs of producing a sugar beet crop. High adjusted tonnes:      Treated 108.1%      Untreated 110.1%  

Read more…

COVID No Hold-up for LG Maize Trials

In total, LG will harvest in excess of 7,500 trial plots in six of their own locations across the country, as well as at one official BSPB/NIAB trial site, allowing approximately 600 new and commercial varieties to be assessed.  Logistics surrounding the lockdown meant they were unable to sow the usual trial sites in the

Read more…

Drive, determination and MM seed – the secret behind one of the best greens in the Midlands

Jonathan Blakeman has a long affinity with his beloved bowls club dating back to when father Steve joined in 1985. Steve tended the green at Smethwick Cricket Club between 1988 and 2006 with Jonathan taking the reigns during the 2008 season, he then proceeded to continue to maintain the green to the high standards that

Read more…

Plant genetics provide solutions for OSR challenges

Turnip Yellows Virus (TuYV) is becoming increasingly challenging to control as the main vector, the peach potato aphid (Myzus persicae) has developed resistance to pyrethroids, and the disease is becoming more widespread across the British isles. This corresponds to increasing levels of infection; since 2016, Limagrain UK along with industry partners – Agrii, Openfield and

Read more…

Consistent Crusoe stays at the top of the table

“Many growers are working to reduce their costs – this could be by moving to no-till operations, to keep labour and fuel costs down – but also by optimising inputs.” “Fertiliser is an important cost of growing, and has become more so as yields have increased over the years.” “The challenge of growing Group 1

Read more…

Aspire – the one and only TuYV conventional for the UK

Jonathan Payne of Nickerson Seeds points out it is crucial to consider the individual merits of each particular variety to suit a particular situation as this will help maximise the crop’s genetics and achieve the best results. “When choosing a variety it is crucial to consider the individual merits of each particular variety to suit

Read more…

Limagrain launches new oilseed rape trait – N Flex

Limagrain is at the forefront of bringing varieties to market that are able to better withstand seasonal yield variability by ‘bundling’ genetic traits – and this is the very latest development to come out of this approach, explains Dr Vasilis Gegas, Limagrain’s European oilseed rape portfolio manager. The first commercially available variety  containing this trait

Read more…

Making the right choice with OSR varieties

The rotation at Winfield farm varies but is generally based on winter barley, oilseed rape, winter wheat followed by a break crop, back into wheat, and then winter barley again. The break crop can be clover, oats, or winter beans. “We use rape as an entry crop to our winter wheat, and usually have around

Read more…

Moisture and vigour crucial to OSR establishment

Working east-facing farmland at about 200m above sea-level can be challenging; autumn weather can be very wet, and soils slow to warm up in the spring. As a result, the Preece’s have hard and fast rules on strategy, but make decisions according to conditions on the land at the time. On the recommendation of James

Read more…

Compare our 2020 Winter Oilseed Rape varieties

Ever since the release of the AHDB 2020/21 Recommended List for Winter Oilseed Rape, interest in the portfolio of LG’s varieties has increased. To try and make variety selection simpler, we have devised this table to explain the benefits of each of our varieties. With valuable information, including gross output, seed yield, vigour, seed quality,

Read more…

Glassboys raise a toast to MM60

Stourbridge through and through, Ian’s involvement with his beloved club, who are also known as the Glassboys, goes back a long way. When he attended his first game as a seven-year old boy, little did he know that one day he would become a director and a groundsman. “My dad started taking me to watch

Read more…

LG MONARCH PUBLISHES NEW CATALOGUE FOR 2020

LG Monarch has published its 2020 grass mixtures catalogue, ready for the sowing season. Particularly relevant is the recent addition of the top performing Italian ryegrass variety Messina to its Quality Silage mixture. Available exclusively through Limagrain, Messina is a tetraploid Italian ryegrass with the highest yields in the year of sowing and the first

Read more…

Extended wet and dry periods causes concern for wheat potential

However he is concerned that the recent prolonged spell of dry weather may impact further on the later drilled crops that have struggled with poor establishment. Drilling started well, with winter wheat planted after vining peas around October 10, he points out. “However, the constant wet weather delayed lifting the sugar beet, so, as a

Read more…

New Seed Treatment Gets Brassicas off to a Flying Start

It includes phosphite, the highly mobile form of phosphorus that can be transported through the plant much faster than conventional fertiliser phosphate. It also contains a package of essential amino acids and natural compounds from seaweed that are readily taken up by the young roots. Limagrain has trialled Start-uP on forage rape and kale hybrid

Read more…

New grass varieties raise the bar for yield and feed value

Melprimo is a diploid Italian Ryegrass and is recommended on both the RGCL (England and Wales) and the SRUC (Scotland) lists. It exhibits by far the best early spring growth on the list achieving 107% of the mean, and very high digestibility in both first and second year harvests. The second new variety is Messina;

Read more…

New seed treatment to get forage brassicas off to best possible start

What is Start-Up? Start-uP® consists of a unique combination of soluble nutrients and bio-active compounds and is specifically formulated for use as a concentrated seed treatment for crops. It contains a highly mobile form of Phosphorus known as Phosphite – a molecule which is able to move through the major transport routes of the plant

Read more…

Yellow rust – monitor and act to prevent yield losses

It’s worth remembering that the wheat yellow rust resistance ratings on the AHDB Recommended List for cereals, are based on assessments of the performance of varieties at the adult plant stage. The scale of 1-9, where a high figure shows high resistance – isn’t a guide to likely disease levels on seedlings and juvenile plants

Read more…

Maize Growers Should Beware of the False Spring

The advice is often to drill early to increase yields by giving a longer growing season. This has largely been overtaken by the development of early maturing varieties which yield well in a shorter season and will mature over 14 days earlier than the latest varieties. RISKS OF EARLY DRILLING Early drilling is higher risk:

Read more…

Castleherb

A scientifically formulated multi-species mixture or herbal ley consisting of 40% productive forage grasses and 30% each of forage herbs and legumes. This four year mixture is suitable for sheep and lambs, beef cattle and dairy young stock. Mixtures of this type have the potential to out-yield perennial ryegrass leys receiving up to 250 kgsN/ha.

Read more…

Tuatara Forage Plantain

Tuatara Forage Plantain is a new forage herb developed in New Zealand, and used for summer and autumn grazing where early plant growth can be utilised. Tuatara performs extceptionally well in drier conditions through it deep rooting system. Plantains are high in essential minerals and can be used by rotational grazing or mixed with other

Read more…

Paying Careful Attention to the Variety This Season is Key

Making the right decisions regarding variety, site choice, drilling date and seed treatment will all contribute to successful and rapid establishment of the maize plant. Paying careful attention to the variety is crucial. There are a number of risks that can be managed to improve the success of the crop. These include field selection, choosing

Read more…

Widening the gap in heading dates pays off

There’s nothing ‘usual’ or typically’ when it comes to grass growth and cutting dates in some parts of the country if the past few years are anything to go by. We’re seeing more volatility in weather patterns and we’re warned that this is a sign of things to come. So, say two leading grassland specialists,

Read more…

LG Antigua

LG Antigua has the highest gross output on the AHDB Candidate List 2020/21. LG Antigua winter oilseed rape has a comprehensive agronomic traits package. It combines TuYV, pod shatter resistance and good disease resistance, with excellent plant vigour characteristics, in both the autumn and spring. The variety is medium to flower offering protection from late frosts

Read more…