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LG’s oilseed rape varieties claim top 6 positions on AHDB Recommended List 2020-2021

It’s the top 6 positions for breeder Limagrain UK’s oilseed rape varieties on the 2020-2021 AHDB Recommended List. In pole position sits conventional variety Acacia at 109.4% of controls, this is closely followed in by hybrids; LG Ambassador (108%), LG Aurelia (107.5%) and LG Artemis (106.6%) with conventionals Aspire (105.8%) and Aardvark (105.3%) completing the

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Win 20Ha of LG Diablo Spring Barley

LG are giving away 20 hectares of LG Diablo Spring Barley! LG Diablo is one of the highest yielding spring barleys on the AHDB Recommended List and has outperformed other leading varieties by a significant amount, especially in the key malting barley growing areas of the East and North regions. LG Diablo Key Features: Very

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Korit Safety Information

Download the safety information for Korit® 420 FS, which contains details of active ingredients and safety warnings, as well as the safety equipment required for using, handling, storing and transporting seed treated with this chemical. The safety card also contains information regarding good practices for using the product. Download the full Korit® 420 FS Safety

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LG Mountain has yielded 10t/ha on one northern Lincolnshire farm

Grown in a non-wheat rotation, the winter barley on Grasby Farm usually follows beans or sugar beet. All of his barley straw is baled and sold either to JSR pigs or Charry Valley Ducks. Cultivations are based around two main regimes, either plough, press and drill a one pass approach using a DTX Simba cultivator

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Oilseed Rape Technician – Rothwell

Who are Limagrain? Limagrain are a leading global plant breeding and seed company. The company breeds and markets a wide range of agriculture crops and seeds for the UK market under the established LG brand. Learn more about us here   The Role We are currently seeking an Oilseed Rape Technician to join our OSR breeding

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Another Great Performance from LG Skyscraper

The variety has proven itself in a testing year and plans are now to increase the acreage where it will be grown, he says. It performed well across soil types, averaging 10t/ha, up over the five year farm average – even where it was planted on thin ground productivity held up, providing yields of 8-9t/ha.

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LG Skyscraper – the variety of choice for flexible drilling

“We really like LG Skyscraper because it is vigorous and fits well with our no-till regime,” he says. Despite the challenging weather conditions of 2018, he achieved an average of between 9-10t/ha and compared well with other varieties grown on the Suffolk and Essex-based farms where he works. For Aaron, planting date flexibility is a

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Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN)

Limagrain has been involved in PCGIN since its creation and has benefited from the excellent research into the genetic improvement of the pulse crop. In particular, the work on seed quality has helped in colour retention in large blue and marrowfat pea breeding. The next event is the PCGIN 2019 stakeholder meeting and will be

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October 2019 – LG GatePost Arable Technical Newsletter

Inside you’ll find; Matt Shand, our National Sales Manager discusses the future potential of LG Diablo spring barley, following it’s recent Provisional Approval 2 for brewing status with the Malting Barley Committee. Cereal Pathologist, Paul Fenwick gives the ‘Breeders Perspective’ on early yellow rust symptoms and explains the difference between adult and juvenile resistance to

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Seed products offer soil benefits

You can take full benefit of an ‘added value’ cover crop after cereal or maize harvest, which will maximise your soils’ potential. Soil is one of your most valued natural resources, so it’s important to make good cropping choices that will help improve its properties. There are many species of cover crop to choose from.

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Importance of specific weight in wheat

As a measure of grain quality, specific weight is a standard and well understood trading measure. Whichever end-market grain is being sold into, there is a threshold to meet. Varieties with an inherent higher level give more security in meeting that requirement. However specific weight itself tells us more about the variety than simply the

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Sugar Beet varieties to fit a range of situations

Bolting resistance is key for sugar beet grower, Andy Cooper of North Norfolk and last campaign he turned to Betaseed’s BTS 3325, for early drilling. Managing 730ha of tenanted land on the Sandringham Estate, north east of Kings Lynn, Mr Cooper typically grows three varieties across his 160ha beet area in early, mid and late-drilled

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On-farm thoughts from Rob Atkin of Field Farm, Field, Uttoxeter

“We have grown beans since 2010, and have alternated between springs and winters depending on the rotation. However, with the opportunity to grow for Frontier’s processing plant which is fairly local, it made sense to opt back into spring beans.” “As an alternative break crop, they have a valuable place in the rotation and if

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Late drilling window still open – but correct variety choice is crucial to success

“Delayed or late drilling of winter wheat, considered to occur from mid-October onwards, is common practice on farms today. However, as autumn progresses and soils inevitably become cooler and wetter, it is important to make a distinction by choosing varieties that will cope well rather than be challenged by the situation,” he says. “Get it

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Breeders Perspective Q&A – Paul Fenwick on Yellow Rust

Why can I see early yellow rust when the variety’s AHDB rating is high? 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 1-9 scale, where a high figure shows high resistance, isn’t a guide to likely

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All systems go for spring barley; LG Diablo

This spring saw malting barley; LG Diablo, receive Full Approval for malt distilling use by the Malting Barley Committee, and it has also been moved to Provisional Approval 2 for brewing. This makes LG Diablo the highest yielding spring barley variety on the AHDB Recommended List with Full Approval for malt distilling. “Based on its

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Harvest Heroes – Soft feed wheats challenge the dominant hard feed market

Back in the spring, Limagrain UK’s arable technical manager Ron Granger challenged the perception that hard feed wheats have higher yields and quality over soft wheats. How right he was to make this challenge; this year’s AHDB harvest results* confirm that soft wheats; LG Skyscraper and LG Spotlight sit at the very top of the

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Tax Strategy

Limagrain Tax Strategy:   The flowing paragraph is published in accordance with the provisions contained in Schedule 19 part 1 and 2 of the UK Finance Act 2016 and sets out Limagrain approach to conducting its tax affairs and dealing with tax risks in the U.K for the year ending 30 June 2019.   Limagrain

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Crusoe shows its true character

Seven years later and Crusoe has had one of its best performing seasons sitting at the top of the AHDB Recommended List 2019 harvest results *for fully recommended Group 1’s with a yield of 11.49t/ha at 99% over control, 3% over Skyfall at 11.11t/ha and 1% over KWS Zyatt on 11.31 t/ha. “This really shows

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MM60 Superior for Stoke City FC

From apprentice to grounds manager, Andy Jackson has been at Stoke City FC throughout his entire career. Arguably there is not one person who knows the stadium and training ground better and there is certainly no-one better placed to know what the pitches need in order to thrive. “We like to think of the pitches

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World record pea yields – for the second time!

A crop of LG Stallion blue peas has yielded a record 7.48 t/ha at 15.04% moisture. The last world record set back in 2017 was also held a crop of LG Stallion which yielded 6.47 t/ha at an average of 15.35% moisture. Harvested on Saturday 7th September at Worlaby Farm in Lincolnshire, grower Tim Lamyman

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Limagrain Variety Trials 2019

Please see below the H19 trial results from the LG Seeds Winter Wheat Variety Trial in Perth. (Andy’s farm which we visit each year). The data can be seen below. As you can see, our two new varieties LG Spotlight and LG Skyscraper are top of the trials against all the commercial varieties. It is

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