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Limagrain UK’s Pulse Breeding Programme

Limagrain’s pulse breeding programme focuses on winter and spring peas and beans. We are a multinational breeding team based in Europe and the UK and target a global pea and bean market. Pulse breeding is centred in Rilland in the Netherlands, which is on the same line of latitude as London. The programme is spearheaded

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Look behind the Septoria headlines

“It’s very easy to panic and group all the varieties with Cougar parentage into the same risk level – but this is not the case – and growers should take the time to really understand the risks to individual varieties,” he says. “Parentage is a good indicator, however varieties do not inherit all the traits

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LG Gatepost_February 2022

  In this month’s edition of Gatepost, Cereals and Pulses Product Manager, Tom Barker focuses on Limagrain’s pulse breeding programme and offers us a North African recipe for a delicious Lamb Tagine which uses LG Raptor Faba beans.  You can view the recipe here Our regular correspondent, Arable Technical Manager Ron Granger gives us 10 top tips for

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Team Leader – Rothwell

The Role: An exciting position has arisen at the Rothwell site, and we are currently seeking a Team Leader to join the Operations team. The successful candidate will be responsible in supporting the Seed Processing & Warehouse Manager in the smooth and timely running of the high-grade seed production and warehouse facilities at Rothwell.  

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Team Leader Vacancy – Holton Le Clay

The Role: An exciting position has arisen at the Holton Le Clay site, and we are currently seeking a Team Leader to join the Operations team. The successful candidate will be responsible in supporting the site manager in the smooth and timely running of the Seed Production facilities at Holton Le Clay site.   Job

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Customer Services Administrator – Rothwell

The Role: We are currently seeking a Customer Services Assistant to join our small, friendly and dynamic team, based at Rothwell in Lincolnshire. The successful candidate will help deliver excellence in customer services to both our wholesale distributors, retail customers and field sales team. For the right candidate flexible Hours and working days would be

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Spring vigour makes LG Diablo firm favourite for Borders grower

Will and Annabel Hamilton, of Bee Edge Farm, grow 200 ha of spring barley for Simpsons Malt across 1,200 ha of mostly contract farmed land, close to the East coast near Eyemouth. Soil type is predominantly sandy loams, with many fields more suited to spring barley than winter wheat. LG Diablo makes up almost two-thirds

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Scots farmer gives tips for maximising spring barley potential

Aberdeenshire farmer, Peter Chapman, picked up a YEN Gold for the second time in 2021, after achieving the best percentage of potential spring barley yield from his Sienna spring malting barley, from Limagrain UK. The crop achieved 82% of its estimated potential yield of 9.7 t/ha, and produced the highest specific weight of all 10

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Limagrain continue to support vining pea market

The demand for frozen peas has slightly increased in the last year, this may be down to more people cooking at home during lockdown, or perhaps a more health conscious nation. Either way, it is good news for the sector. The Yes Peas! campaign has also greatly helped the cause with fantastic coverage for peas

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Update the Maize Manager App & unlock energy with LGAN!

LGAN varieties are bred to unleash the 50% of energy which is stored in the vegetative parts of the maize plant. By being bred for higher cell wall digestibility (CWD), this energy is more readily accessible than in other varieties. Combining higher CWD with high starch content is the recipe for better quality, more productive crops.

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Switch to maize helps boost milk quality

Jonathan Evans is the third generation of the family to milk cows at Berry Hill Farm, near Newport in Pembrokeshire, where he farms with his grandparents Hayden and Dilys, his father Mark and Uncle, Colin. The farm is 154ha of owned and rented land, right on the coast. They run a herd of 220 all

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Investment in high tech breeding brings increases in pulse crop yields

One of the key aims of the pulse breeding programme is to provide attractive varieties, so growers are well placed to take advantage of the premiums available in specialist pulse markets, explains pulse breeder Will Pillinger. “These opportunities are available as a result of a growing awareness of the opportunity to address a plant protein

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LG Diablo delivers for Northern distillers

That is the view of Bairds Malt commercial director, Eddie Douglas, who has been impressed with the variety’s consistent quality and good yield potential, even when it is grown further north in the UK. “We were initially wary of LG Diablo’s slightly later maturity, so in the first year, limited our area to the Lothians

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Could increased maize acreage help drive forage productivity?

“We are seeing higher prices for all feed commodities,” comments Tim Richmond, Limagrain Field Seeds Maize Manager UK & Ireland. “This is putting pressure on margins, especially as the difficult silaging season in 2021 means many grass silages are lower than average quality and will require higher levels of supplementation. “At the same time, dairy

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Maize can help counter price pressures

While there are some encouraging signs about positive movements in milk prices, global factors are continuing to put pressure on prices of some of the most important inputs on dairy farms, including purchased feed, fertiliser and diesel. The challenge for dairy farmers is to limit the impact of price increases where possible, to help maintain

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LG Viper

LG Viper is an exceptionally high yielding spring bean variety from Limagrain UK. Suitable for human consumption, fish feed and animal protein markets, it has the best available agronomic package. With excellent rust resistance and high standing power, LG is an exciting new variety.

LG Typhoon – Flying onto the Recommended List

LG Typhoon offers UK growers the package that they have been asking for in a hard wheat; a clean, consistent and resilient variety, with a solid all-round disease package and OWBM resistance. It has shown excellent consistency of performance, yielding 102% across very differing climatic seasons and across the varying regions of the UK. Yield

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LG Dazzle

Newly Recommended winter barley variety with excellent disease resistance, LG Dazzle has high yields competitive with hybrid varieties in the east.

Treble success on the PGRO Descriptive List for Limagrain beans & peas

• After another strong year, spring bean LG Raptor moves from its P2 rating to fully join the PGRO DL offering high yields, excellent vigour and agronomics • A second spring bean, LG Viper also fully joins the DL from Limagrain, offering a class-leading disease package • Blue pea LG Aviator also moves from a

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Rapid establishment and vigorous growth right from the start, quality and performance assured. LG31.207 has rapid establishment and superb early vigour! It also boasts excellent cell wall digestibility for improved feed performance and has exceptionally high dry matter yields.

The Limagrain Plant Breeding Hub at Croptec 2021

Already shaping up to be a great two days, the show is a must-attend for anyone looking to make their farm business more efficient, productive, and ultimately more profitable. With a carefully curated roster of talks, from a diverse range of speakers, we’re offering a platform to industry professionals, whose experience lays at the forefront

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Politics meets Plant Breeding

On Friday 5th November, politics and plant breeding came together as Jo Churchill – MP for Bury St Edmunds, who is also Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Agri-Innovation and Climate Adaptation within DEFRA, visited Limagrain UK’s wheat breeding centre at Woolpit, Suffolk. Limagrain is a fast growing farmer owned international co-operative group,

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Time to consider growing maize?

Maize was often seen as a challenging crop to grow due to the late harvest. However, with new earlier maturing varieties, the crop can fit well into arable rotations, allowing successor crops to be drilled in good conditions and in good time. While not a full alternative to oilseed rape, which will usually provide a

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