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Fosyma

Fosyma fodder beet is a new variety (National listed 2020). It has been bred to provide a high energy feed for dairy, beef and can be mechanically harvested or grazed in situ. Fosyma grows approx. 40% out of the ground, making the crop very easy to utilise.  

Whole-farm approach contributes to award winning crops

The desire to push the crop was balanced against the need to sell it, and as it was destined for malting, ensuring low nitrogen (N) was key, reveals David, adding that the farm is in a nitrogen vulnerable zone (NVZ). As such, the crop only received the farm practice amount of 130 kg N/ha, applied

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Double gold for Lamyman’s OSR crop of Acacia

The crop of Acacia won Gold for the highest yield of oilseed rape, as well as the highest yield potential category producing a staggering 69% of its potential, a full 8% clear of the second placed entry.   Reflecting on the growing season, Mr Lamyman says: “The canopy of Acacia was incredibly impressive for the

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AICC CONFERENCE 2021

Here you’ll find a selection of videos on a range of topics from our in-house experts. Click on the playlist at the bottom of the page to watch the videos.   Spring Barley Agronomy Series The LG Spring Barley Agronomy Video Series shares 4 key considerations for spring barley agronomy from Limagrain UK’s Arable Technical

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LG Diablo tops barley trials in the North

At 7.23 t/ha, it also topped the list for untreated yield. “Approved as a malting variety, LG Diablo yielded more than the feed varieties,” reveals agronomist Donald Paterson of Scottish Agronomy. The variety has also been given full approval for brewing and distilling in the UK. “This means that growers opting for LG Diablo will

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MM Seed – Just what the doctor ordered

Graham started his career in greenkeeping and while working at some prominent golf courses, including The London Club, he also found time to work towards his NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Sports Turf Management. Upon leaving the golf industry, to gain knowledge in building golf courses and football pitches, Graham began expanding his experience

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LG Skyscraper remains highest yielding recommended wheat for the third year running

LG Skyscraper has joined an elite group of varieties that have topped the Recommended List for three successive seasons. Only three other varieties (KWS Santiago, Oakley and Glasgow) have achieved this feat since 2004, showing how impressive this achievement is. “Whilst newer varieties have joined the Recommended List since LG Skyscraper‘s recommendation in 2018, the

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Limagrain’s Oilseed Rape varieties continue to dominate for the second year running on the 2021-2022 AHDB Recommended List.

All of the top six yielding oilseed rape varieties on this year’s Recommended List (RL) have come from the breeders stable, reinforcing the success of its ‘trait loading’ approach in providing UK growers with varieties that are robust and deliver consistently across seasons and regions. Two exciting new varieties join these top six on the

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A quartet of new biscuits from Limagrain

Limagrain UK has a reputation for producing great biscuit wheat varieties, from Claire to more recently Zulu and Britannia. This strong breeding line continues with the introduction of four new Group 3 biscuit varieties for the 2021/22 AHDB Recommended List: LG Prince, LG Illuminate, LG Quasar and LG Astronomer. These new varieties offer an improvement

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Systems Controller Vacancy (SAP) -Rothwell

Limagrain is a leading global plant breeding and seed company. We breed and market agricultural seeds for farmers and sports grass seeds for the UK market under the established LG brand. The Role: Working as part of the financial control team, you will be responsible for assisting with the development and maintenance of the local

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Moving up in the 2021-2022 PGRO Descriptive List

“Yield is the most important factor for spring beans, and is a major focus in our breeding programme,” notes Will Pillinger, pulse breeder at Limagrain UK. “The success of this approach can be seen as LG Raptor moves closer to recommendation offering extremely high yield potential that could see it outyielding the market leader by

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Over £300/ha – The extra feed cost penalty of poor maize variety choice

You need to choose a variety which: Matures at the optimum time for your farm to ensure you can harvest in good conditions avoiding the risk of a late harvest and ensuring maize can be included in the diet soon Combines high dry matter yields with excellent starch content and high cell wall digestibility to

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Full brewing & malt distilling approval for Limagrain’s spring barley, LG Diablo

LG Diablo is now the highest yielding spring barley variety with full approval for both brewing and malt distilling on the 2020/21 AHDB Recommended List, says Matt Shand, UK national sales manager for Limagrain UK. “With this recent approval, LG Diablo now holds the title of being dual-use, demonstrating the robustness of its quality characteristics,

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Time to plan next year’s maize

This year’s crops may only just be in the clamp or feed trough, but Mr Richmond believes it will be important to select varieties for 2021 in the next few weeks. “Recent advances in plant breeding mean there are real advantages in being more targeted in variety selection,” he comments. “At the same time, we

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Maize Manager App optimises return on investment in feed or AD

“Decisions about which variety to grow, the appropriate seed rate and the optimum harvest date greatly influence the return on investment in a maize crop.  Our new app helps growers make the best decisions, whether they’re growing for forage or AD,” comments Tim Richmond. LG Maize Manager UK and Ireland. Suitable for android and IOS

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Latest Edition of Gatepost Available Now!

In this month’s edition of GatePost, Arable Technical Manager Ron Granger hands out his Top 10 Tips for the late drilling of wheat – read the full article here. Ron stays on for our ‘Ask the Expert’ piece to answer some frequently asked questions on BYDV…whether growers can control it with Insecticides, if BYDV’s a

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New Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMS)

This new Scheme is likely to have 3 main tiers, focusing on different areas: Tier 1 focusing on environmentally sustainable farming, including soil protection and improvement, field margins and cover crops. Aimed to be easy for farmers to engage with. Tier 2 locally targeted environmental outcomes, including habitat creation. Tier 3 landscape scale land use

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Organically-grown LG Aurelia proves to be a real winner

At harvest the crop in the trial at Strichen achieved a yield of 3.11t/ha, with 43% oil; cost calculations showed a gross margin of £2,624/ha, assuming a price of £900/t. In a second trial at Fraseburgh, yields were 2.4t/ha, so slightly less but still bringing in a healthy gross margin in a very challenging year

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Limagrain donates valuable bird feed to the Turtle Dove Trust

Turtle doves are an endangered species; the UK population has declined by almost 90% during the last 30-40 years, and captive breeding will help to ensure that this beautiful species of dove does not face extinction, explains Trevor Lay of the East Anglia branch of the Turtle Dove Trust. “A key part of the project

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Lessons learned throughout a challenging season

Growers are unlikely to look back on the 2019/20 season with many happy memories. It was a crop year of extremes in heat and rainfall coupled with cold and wind, which all combined to challenge every UK farming business. Specific weather events included the hottest summer’s day on 25th July at 38.7°C in Cambridge, the

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Ask the Expert Q&A

Can growers’ control BYDV with Insecticides? As a result of recent neonicotinoid bans implemented by European legislation, key chemistry sets, such as Deter, have been withdrawn with major implications on the control of aphids. Moderate levels of pyrethroid resistance are also widespread in grain aphid populations in the UK, so it is essential to follow

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Nothing compares to MM seed

Andy was renowned for producing sports pitches of the highest quality in his previous role at Shrewsbury School and after recently celebrating his one-year anniversary at Haileybury, he is hoping to raise the bar even further in his new role. “I introduced Limagrain’s MM50 and MM60 seed mixtures at Shrewsbury six years ago and they

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The benefits of beans

Winter beans offer a flexibility that other traditional winter sown species don’t, as they don’t have a vernalisation requirement (a period of cold that they must go through in order to produce seed). This means that growers can wait to sow in optimal conditions without the looming pressure of latest safe sowing dates. This is

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