Q. What is BYDV and what are its effects on winter barley? Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) is an infection transferred by aphids which causes yellowing of plants. The symptoms are seen in the spring, when the leaf tip starts to turn yellow, gradually spreading to the base of the plant. Infected plants may be
Five years ago, barn-filling hard Group 4 wheat’s dominated cropping plans, but weak disease resistance, late maturity, and unflattering grain quality saw disillusioned growers move away from the likes of KWS Santiago, KWS Kielder, and Evolution. There was a swing to quality wheats such as Crusoe and Skyfall, which at the time offered better disease
Christian Brain, head of grounds at Cheltenham College, believes that Limagrain UK’s range of MM grass seed mixtures has helped him to maintain the high standard of pitches expected by the prestigious school. Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham College is a leading independent boarding school which dates back to 1841. Well known
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Inside you’ll find; on-farm thoughts from some of our farmer partners around the country as well as a Breeders Perspective Q&A by Senior Barley Breeder, Mark Glew. Also in this month’s issue, Ron Granger, Arable Technical Manager, discusses how new feed wheat varieties prompt the need for re-evaluation of variety selection. Martin Titley, Director of
Limagrain is inviting farmers to bring fresh grass samples to their stand at NSA Welsh Sheep (May 21st), NSA North Sheep (June 5th) and NSA South West Sheep (June 18th) for a free ‘on the spot’ analysis. Limagrain, suppliers of Sinclair McGill and Monarch grass seed mixtures, will test fresh grass samples using its NIRS
Introducing conservation seed mixtures onto your farm brings many benefits, as well as providing an excellent source of nectar for bees and butterflies, or winter food for farmland birds. Countryside stewardship These crops can be gown within the Countryside Stewardship scheme, or if this doesn’t suit, you can still establish a network of
Decisions made in the next few weeks will have a big impact on the success of maize crops, according to Tim Richmond, Maize Manager for Limagrain. “With rebuilding forage stocks high on the list of priorities for many dairy farms, getting the optimum variety of maize off to the best possible start will be especially
The definition of that variability is the gap between a variety’s genetic yield potential and the yield observed on-farm at harvest, which can be influenced by a considerable number of factors. Environmental influence The environment is the first major influence; namely, moisture and sunlight through the growing season. Secondly, the farm’s agronomic practices
Inside you’ll find; on-farm thoughts from some of our farmer partners around the country as well as a Breeders Perspective Q&A by Senior Barley Breeder, Mark Glew. Also, in this month’s issue, Ron Granger, Arable Technical Manager, discusses how new feed wheat varieties prompt the need for re-evaluation of variety selection. Martin Titley, Director of
Limagrain UK is launching Unicorn, a new rape kale hybrid brassica, this month. Bred by Limagrain, Unicorn is a fast-growing leafy catch crop. It is backed with outstanding results from UK trials that place it as one of the best performing rape kale hybrid brassicas available to UK livestock producers. Energy values of 11.2 MJ
This conventional winter oilseed rape takes the leading position as the variety with the highest gross output on both the east, west, and northern list, based on its seed yield of 10% and its very high oil content of 45.8%. However, what is so exciting about Aspire is that it also offers Turnip Yellows
Limagrain has introduced a new multispecies grass mixture this spring, specially designed for grazing swards for cattle and sheep. Part of its Sinclair McGill range, the new mixture, Castleherb, combines 40% grass species, with 30% each of legumes and herbs. The grasses are made up of intermediate and late perennial ryegrasses; a Matrix-enhanced ryegrass that
Bred by Betaseed and marketed by Limagrain UK, BTS 4100 offers the highest sugar content of any sugar beet variety on the list at 18.4% and has produced these high sugar levels consistently over the last three years in Recommended List trials. Ron Granger, sugar beet product manager at Limagrain UK, stated that in 2016,
The hot dry summer in 2018 has encouraged farmers to look at a wider range of forage crops. The options are included in Limagrain’s 2019 Essential Guide to Forage Crops (see link below). “We’ve seen more interest in summer forages recently, that can be sown from May to August,” says Martin Titley, Limagrain forage crops
Limagrain is a fast-growing farmer-owned international co-operative group As the fourth largest breeder and seeds marketing company in the world, Limagrain specialises in agricultural and horticultural seeds, as well as cereal products. The company employs 10,000 people with an annual turnover in excess of 2.5 billion euros. With a background in farming, and a Leeds
Poll positions across the 2019/20 AHDB Recommended List for Limagrain’s varieties Want to find out more about some of the highest yielding cereals and oilseed rape varieties on the 2019/20 AHDB Recommended List? Then visit the Limagrain stand at this year’s Cereals Event, where breeders and arable experts will be on hand to
Artemis is a candidate for the east/west that comes with an outstanding package of traits including; TuYV resistance, pod shatter resistance and RLM7 protection against stem canker to ensure growers shouldn’t lose yield in unfavourable conditions. Combine this with stiff straw, early maturity and a high oil content Artemis is certainly an interesting prospect for growers.
It is safe to say that Crystal Palace have acquired an extremely experienced groundsman in Bruce. Having started his professional career at Fulham FC, Bruce went on to work for Tottenham FC, Milwall FC and Reading FC before returning for a second spell as head groundsman at Fulham. After a brief period away from groundsmanship,
Rafaela offers growers the unique genetic traits of both Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus tolerance (BYDV) and Barley Yellow Mosaic Virus (BaYMV). The conventional six-row winter barley also has very early spring development, a large plant canopy, tall straw and competes extremely well in the fight against black-grass. These characteristics, combined with strong disease resistance and
Ambassador is one of the first fully loaded hybrids from LG to really show the benefits of our breeding strategy. This highest yielding candidate for the east/west comes with an outstanding package of traits including; TuYV resistance, pod shatter resistance and RLM7 protection against stem canker, to ensure growers shouldn’t lose yield in unfavourable conditions.
Limagrain UK has launched Skyfall this spring; a new hybrid brassica for dairy and beef cattle that can provide two crops in a season. Sown between May and July, it will provide a highly nutritious leafy forage crop for grazing in 12 weeks. In trials Skyfall has produced between 30 and 35 tonnes/ha of a
In this issue; James Wong addresses BSPB on the nuances of science communication Breeding for life without neonics – Ian Munnery, General Manager UK, SESVANDERHAVE BSPB co-funds new genetic gain study
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