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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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Top tips for late drilling of wheat

The season of 2020 has taught us that winter wheat pushed into the later than expected drilling scenario, produced both good yield results and the associated, better black-grass control, in many regions. Although earlier drilling of wheat has been completed by many this season, it is not for everybody. Delayed or late drilling of winter

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Dignity Forage Maize

Top quality, high yielding maize from an early harvest! Dignity is very early maturing, with high starch and cell wall digestibility content.

Creating healthy soils pay dividends

Grown on heavy clay soil after vining peas, his seed crop of LG Skyscraper has yielded 13.4t/ha, with a specific weight of 80kg/hl, and and a germination between 97- 98 % David Cairns, Head of Agrochemical Division for Simpsons Malt and a McCreath Simpson & Prentice who is also a practising agronomist, works closely with

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Field Trials Officer – Woolpit, Suffolk

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: We are currently seeking a Field Trials Officer to join our wheat breeding team, based at Woolpit in Suffolk. The successful candidate

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Forage crop specialist joins Limagrain UK

Henry Louth has joined Limagrain UK’s commercial team as key account manager for forage crops in the Midlands and northern England. He will also promote Limagrain’s environmental crops and advise on the options for cover crops and stewardship schemes. From a Lincolnshire family farming business, Henry studied countryside management at Harper Adams University. He worked

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Versatile LG Skyscraper delivers

Speaking about one of his clients’ crops grown near Amesbury, not far from Stonehenge, he reveals that he did not apply a fungicide at T0, emphasising that he thought it unnecessary as the crop was so clean. This meant that the wheat received no SDHI, as the other fungicide applications are based on azoles. “We

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The best prospect for quality maize

“Added to the list in 2019, Prospect continues to set the standard in all the attributes defining a successful crop,” comments LG Seeds Maize Manager Tim Richmond. “It is a product of our focussed breeding programme, combining excellent agronomy with outstanding productivity and is perfect for both Favourable and Less Favourable sites.” Prospect is an

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Hybrids are the favoured option for late drilling of oilseed rape

As harvest results are reported, there is a very obvious trend that stands out from last season; hybrids have outperformed conventional varieties, says David Leaper, seed technical manager with agronomy firm Agrii. Mr Leaper refers to the results just in from Agrii’s national oilseed rape trials, that clearly show this trend. “There were some clear

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MM60 turns on the style at the Kassam

Mark took on the maintenance of the pitch at the Kassam Stadium in December 2018 and immediately knew that it was a project which would require his undivided attention. “I think it is fair to say that the pitch needed a lot of work when we took it over,” he said. “Upon closer inspection, the

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The NEW LG Maize Variety Selection Guide is out now!

Click here to download now! New Data  The charts and tables throughout the guide are divided into Maturity Groups to enable easy comparison between similar maturing varieties. The tables provide useful independent data on both agronomics and feed quality for maize. Agronomy information is included for yield, early vigour and disease resistance. Feed quality information

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Terms and Conditions

LIMAGRAIN UK LIMITED – TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE INTERPRETATION BASIS OF THE SALE PRODUCT STANDARDS AVAILABILITY ORDERS AND SPECIFICATIONS PRICE OF THE GOODS TERMS OF PAYMENT DELIVERY RISK AND PROPERTY WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY INDEMNITY FARM SAVED SEED TRIALS SEED INSOLVENCY OF CUSTOMER EXPORT TERMS ARBITRATION CONFIDENTIALITY GENERAL 1 INTERPRETATION 1.1 In these Conditions the

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Winter barley plays valuable role in mixed farm gross margin

The main business prioritises a herd of pedigree Limousin cattle and North Country Mule sheep, with the arable part of the farm playing an important supporting role providing straw for the livestock and a saleable cash crop. He grows one cereal crop on the farm each year, and his rotation includes first and second wheats,

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The Maize Manager App is back!

“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 and our new app will help farmers make the best decisions, whether they’re growing for forage or AD,” comments Tim Richmond. LG Maize Manager UK and Ireland. Suitable for android

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Organically grown OSR looking a real winner

“Back in November a meeting was hosted at SRUC, Craibstone to discuss a possible fact-finding visit to Sweden where they grow quite a lot of organic oilseed rape,” explains Andy. “I decided I would tag along and see if I could get involved. We organised a trip to Linkoping in Sweden, where we visited the

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