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Saxon

Saxon has improved cell wall digestibility with good starch content that produces quality maize silage. An LGAN accredited variety.

Seed Production Technician Vacancy – Woolpit

Limagrain is a leading global plant breeding and seed company. We breed and market agricultural seeds for farmers for the UK market under the established LG brand. The Role: We are currently seeking a Full-Time Seed Production Technician to join our Seed Production Team based in Woolpit, Suffolk. The successful candidate will assist with a

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LG Skyscraper – the variety of choice for the later drilling scenario

Delayed or late drilling of winter wheat, considered to be from mid-October onwards, is now common practice on farms today particularly for black-grass management, in a second wheat situation and for those who are drilling wheat after sugar beet or potatoes. However, late drilling presents a unique set of challenges to the crop points out

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Don’t be seduced by the looks

The combination of a disrupted drilling season, resulting in many later established crops and a cool month for much of August, means maize crops are maturing at different rates and Mr Richmond stresses the need to assess crops closely. “Just because crops look good in the field does not mean they are ready to harvest,”

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Moisture creates opportunity for late drilled oilseed rape

Difficulties in harvesting this year have meant many growers have been unable to clear land as early as they would have liked, and many may be concerned that they have missed out on drilling oilseed rape as a break crop.   However, Mr Wilkinson recommends growers refer to seedbed conditions rather than calendar dates, before

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OSR Shows remarkable powers of recovery

“It yielded half a tonne more than any other variety on the farm and based on this we will be using Aspire to replace our previous mainstays of Cabernet and Campus.” Growing oilseed rape is high risk as well as high reward, so we try to limit exposure as much as possible, says Tom. While

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Oilseed rape still brings black gold

This year’s crop included two conventionals – Acacia, Aardvark and hybrid Aurelia. Mr Craske has always grown conventionals and was originally sceptical about growing oilseed rape hybrids, but last year 50% of his crop was the hybrid Aurelia which we found it was vigorous and performed very well despite difficult conditions.” He went on to

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LG trials show value of robust genetics in protecting margin

With the top oilseed rape varieties on the 2021/22 AHDB Recommended List, and some of the highest yielding wheat and barley varieties, there is much interest in Limagrain UK’s breeding programme. In response to this, last autumn Limagrain invested in a wide range of new demonstration variety trials sites, whilst also maintaining those that were

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Monitoring maize crops key to a successful harvest

Across the country, farmers faced challenging conditions to get maize established but the focus now has to turn quickly to ensuring a successful harvest to ensure a quality feed to compliment variable grass silage.   Simon Pope from Wynnstay comments that he can not remember a season in recent years where the average drilling date

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Recent storms showcase value of pod shatter resistance

limagraAcross certain areas of the country many oilseed rape crops have been devastated by the storms whilst others have been left relatively unscathed, showing very clearly the value of pod shatter resistance. Pod shatter is a natural process for seed dispersion in oilseed rape, however on farm it can result in significant seed loss caused

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Opportunity from growing biscuit wheats

New biscuit wheat LG Astronomer is his variety of choice for next year, and he aims to sell his wheats into millers, Heygates and Whitworths; both of which are in the area. David and his father are tenant farmers and have been on South Pillinge Farm for over 50 years, and whilst their main business

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Two new wheat Candidates to catch your eye in 2022

Each variety offers UK growers a very different set of agronomic characteristics for on-farm positioning and performance, explains Limagrain UK’s arable technical manager, Ron Granger. “LG Farrier (Evolution x Costello) sits at 105% of treated yield control, alongside competitors from DSV and KWS. This year will be the one that separates them and shows who

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Trials show value of robust genetics in protecting margin

With the top seven oilseed rape varieties on the 2021/22 AHDB Recommended List, and some of the highest yielding wheat and barley varieties, there is much interest in Limagrain UK’s breeding programme. In response to this, last autumn Limagrain invested in a wide range of demonstration variety trials, at both of its sites at Woolpit

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Building High Yielding Wheat Varieties with Disease Resistance

For the last two seasons, there has been so little opportunity to have any shared experiences or learnings, so the chance to come together this year has been welcomed. Adhering to Covid regulations, small groups visited several stations across the site; each one focusing on different wheat types. With the increasing loss of crop protection

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Two Counties, Two Courses – One Seed

Jason Connaughton, Course Manager at Yeovil Golf Club, says that he could not ask for anything more when it comes to the grass seed, customer service, and advice he receives from Limagrain UK. Set on the outskirts of the town of Yeovil, this fabulous golf club boasts two excellent courses: the eighteen-hole Old Course and

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LG Meadow Mixture

A traditional mixture without ryegrass for farmers wishing to recreate the meadows of the past. Meadow mixture is well suited to low fertility situations, flood meadows and conservation areas. Mixed herbs or chicory can be supplied separately for mixing in the drill, to enhance the nutritional benefits of the sward.

LG Flower Rich Margin

Ideal for field margins and buffers. The mixture will produce a habitat for bees and butterflies in the second year. The area can be mowed in the first year to help tillering.

LG Bee Mixture

Phacelia acts as a prolific flowering nurse crop whilst the red clover and sainfoin establish. The phacelia will produce a fantastic display of purple flowers that bees will love. You will be able to hear the mixture buzz!

Join us at our Variety Demo Days

With trial sites across the UK, we have opened up 3 of these to invite you to join us to take a look around the latest varieties on offer from Limagrain. Woolpit, Suffolk (23rd June) Variety and agronomy demos Winter wheat variety screen, including the latest AHDB Recommended List Candidates from LG and outstanding new Group

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One third of UK OSR crops at risk from Turnip Yellows Virus

Turnips yellows virus (TuYV) is transmitted by aphids and it is believed that 70% of the most common aphid, peach potato aphids (Myzus persicae) carry it. Work carried out at Brooms Barn a decade ago, showed a 30% yield penalty where levels of the virus were high and infection occurred early in the crop’s life.

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Confidence is High at Bromsgrove School

  Head groundsperson Richard Hare, has reported excellent results from using a selection of Limagrain products at the outstanding Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire. Founded in the Middle Ages, Bromsgrove is one of the country’s largest independent schools with a glowing reputation for both academic and sporting excellence. Astonishingly, given the size of it, you can

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LG GatePost

LATEST ISSUE – June 2021 June 2021’s edition of LG GatePost was released on the 03/06/2021.   PREVIOUS ISSUES   February 2021 In this edition of LG GatePost, Arable Technical Manager Ron Granger and everyone here at LG, raises a glass to LG Diablo spring malting barley – to celebrate it gaining Full Approval for

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Keeping on top of Clubroot threat

Just over 550ha of the 1000ha farm is dedicated to arable crops, 30ha is rented out for seed potatoes and there are 100 cows and 2200 ewes at the low-ground farm. Farm Manager Chris Lovie says: “Although we are a mixed farm, before I started working here two years ago, they used to run a

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