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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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Plant breeder Limagrain expands UK commercial team

John Spence brings nearly 20 years’ agronomy experience to his new role. He joined Limagrain in 2006 and held the role of forage crops seed sales specialist in the Midlands and northern England. From a Lincolnshire arable farming family, John studied agriculture at the University of Nottingham. He then spent five years with Eurofins UK

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Post-harvest catch crops bring healthy benefits

Introducing a catch crop after cereals can improve soil health, help control weeds and provide a valuable feed crop for livestock. So says Limagrain’s Martin Titley, who suggests that some arable producers should take a look at fodder crops, or sowing grass, following this year’s harvest. “Mixed farming units, or those not opposed to introducing

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Say ‘hello’ to white clover

Too many grazing mixtures are lacking white clover, either because it was never in the mixture, or because it has been killed out when using herbicides to control other broad-leaved weeds. A bundle of benefits But producers are missing a trick. This forage species brings a bundle of benefits. Alongside increased yields, white clover improves

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OSR surprises on Lincolnshire Wolds

Tim Lamyman of Worlaby Farms, near Louth in Lincolnshire, harvested the 9ha of the conventional variety, Acacia on 16th August. He was optimistic when he started combining as the crop stood at just under 5ft tall and was brimming full of pods. “The crop combined exceptionally well for such a thick crop of rape with

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Think quality when harvesting maize

Mr Copestake says there is a larger hectarage of maize being grown on arable farms this year, mainly as farmers looked for a crop to spring sow following the disrupted autumn drilling season. “With winter cereal drillings down, maize fitted the bill in many areas allowing a spring crop which would allow a return to

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MM seed first-class at Oxford University

Oxford University – the world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Gifted men and women have studied or taught at the University throughout its great history. Among them are 28 British Prime Ministers, at least 30 international leaders and 55 Nobel Prize winners. Academic success aside, the

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First rape crop in 7 years sees highest yields ever for AHDB Monitor Farm

“These are the highest oilseed rape yields we have ever achieved, and that’s taking into account some bare headland areas,” he says. Having dropped oilseed rape from the rotation at the AHDB Monitor Farm seven years ago as it was underperforming, Mr Jones is thrilled with these harvest results, particularly as the LG Ambassador will

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Maize Manager App

THE NEW MAIZE MANAGER APP IS AVAILABLE NOW Harvest Manager Assesses the condition of the crop and advises on target harvest date to ensure the crop is cut at the optimum dry matter to maximise feed value and fermentation quality. Feed Manager Discover the energy potential of a variety and also compare the performance between

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Better Opportunity for OSR this autumn

One of the key drivers in the decision to drill OSR for rapid and consistent emergence in order to avoid adult CSFB grazing is adequate moisture in the seedbed. With the recent and forecasted unsettled weather into early August, bringing rainfall to many parts of the country, soils are wetter than they have been for

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Ascending results for LG Mountain

LG Mountain has performed particularly well, at 107% of control, 6% above last season’s most popular variety KWS Orwell and 7% above the new recommended variety KWS Hawking. LG Mountain has consistently produced these excellent yields across regions – even at some of the more challenging sites in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire. “The five-year average values

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Latest Edition of Gatepost Available Now!

  Our Arable Crops Development Officer, Liam Wilkinson heads up July’s edition of our Gatepost. He advises on 3 key steps to achieving a successful oilseed rape crop; Conditions, Drilling date & Variety Choice and Seed Rates – read the full article for more detail. In our Breeders Perspective, Phil Tailby – our Wheat Breeder,

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High aphid numbers raise TuYV risk

Turnips yellows virus (TuYV) is transmitted by aphids and it is believed that 70% of the most common aphid, peach potato aphids (Myzus persicae) carry it. Work carried out at Brooms Barn a decade ago, showed a 30% yield penalty where levels of the virus were high and infection occurred early in the crop’s life.

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Take a Break

Give the arable crop rotation a break and sow a forage crop this autumn, to help achieve better weed control and boost home grown feed supplies. Mixed cereal and livestock units are encouraged to think about growing forages on some of their arable land, as this will help weed control by breaking the life cycles

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Climbing the Highest Mountain

This can be attributed to the variety’s good agronomic characteristics of short straw, great disease resistance and good grain quality. LG Mountain offers a significant step forward in yield for 2-row barley varieties. It sits at the top of the AHDB 2020/21 Recommended List, with a UK yield of 104%, performing particularly well in the

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Breeders Perspective Q&A

Why does Yellow Rust resistance ‘break down’? When the pathogen spores land on the wheat plant and begin to infect, it releases hundreds of compounds as part of the infection process. The plant ‘recognises’ this and deploys its defence response i.e. resistance. As the pathogen replicates, random errors occur when copying its genetic material; it

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3 Steps to OSR Success

Conditions Establishing oilseed rape, as with all crops, begins with drilling into the correct conditions. Drilling OSR into a dry seedbed is one of the most damaging starts the crop can get. Drilling should be into a seedbed with warmth, moisture and adequate nutrition, so that the plant can germinate and keep growing. Oilseed rape

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How to improve your stubble turnip yields

Stubble turnips are a great crop to grow if you’re looking to produce some autumn or winter keep for both sheep and beef. An early cereal harvest enables stubble turnips to be sown earlier, something that can make a big difference to the crops yield potential. Download our “How to improve your stubble turnip yields”

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MM seed transforms Tewkesbury Park

Tewkesbury Park is a family-owned hotel, golf and leisure resort set amongst 176 acres of parkland with panoramic views of the Cotswolds, Severn Valley, the Welsh Mountains and the Malvern Hills. Over recent years, the hotel has undergone a stunning transformation thanks to the McIntosh family who bought the property in 2014 and turned its

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