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2019 Forage Trials Updates

Limagrain have been operating their own unique UK trials for more than 10 years. The data in these handy Technical Aids have been collated to help assist you make variety choices from the top performing Fodder Beets, Stubble Turnips and Forage Rape & Hybrids. As well as key information on yields, our handy Technical Aids

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Early Germinating Fodder Beet Gives Crop a Head Start

Limited quantities of Robbos, Brick and Tarine fodder beet seed have been primed using the Germ’activ system that encourages faster germination thereby reducing the opportunity for pest and disease damage in the early establishment stages when the seedlings are at their most vulnerable.  In laboratory conditions, germination can be reduced by three to four days.

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DOWNLOAD: MM Grass Seed Mixtures Brochure

6 Key Reasons why MM Seed Mixtures are the Right Choice for your Amenity Turf: MM is one of the most respected brands in the UK amenity industry, with over 40 years of experience and knowledge in amenity grass and wildflowers The quality of our seed is unrivalled. We have always strived to deliver more live

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Burns Night Recipe

Swede Turnip Bake   Served this way, swedes lose their overpowering flavour and become quite couth.   2 cups cooked mashed swede turnip 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup Salt and pepper 1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs 2 eggs Chopped parsley Cheese, grated   Mix the butter into the mashed turnip. Add golden syrup,

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Aardvark

Aardvark is an open pollinated variety, with extremely high gross output potential for both the East/West and North regions of the UK. This combined with very good lodging and secure disease resistance as well as high oil content makes the variety an exciting prospect for growers.

Limagrain UK’s MM succeeds at Charterhouse

Lee has been grounds manager at the prestigious Charterhouse for the last two and a half years. He oversees a team of fourteen members of staff who meticulously tend to the school’s grounds and sports fields. Currently there are 3 hockey pitches, 12 tennis courts, 18 artificial cricket nets, 7 cricket squares, 15 grass football

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Early decision on maize variety needs to be a priority

“The typical pattern of maize seed sales is that only around 50% of seed is ordered by the end of February,” he comments.  “The balance is ordered late, often in April, with farmers delaying purchases for a variety of reasons.  Most years they are able to get most, if not all the seed they require

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Acacia

Acacia is the highest yielding variety available on the AHDB candidate list 2019/20, setting a new benchmark for oilseed rape performance in the UK. The open pollinated variety is an Anastasia cross, inheriting strong autumn and spring vigour, solid disease resistance and short, stiff straw protecting the crop up to and through harvest.

Lessons From The 2018 Maize Season

While most maize growers in 2018 achieved reasonable yields and good quality forage harvested early in near perfect conditions allowing early establishment of successor crops, in many ways it was far from a vintage season. The wet, cold spring meant many crops were drilled late and were then quickly hit by the spell of hot,

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Improve your course with Limagrain UK

The demand and pressure placed on the modern day greenkeeper to produce a consistent playing surface continually grows at a pace. Seed quality, purity and vigour are the essential ingredients of a first-class golf course and Limagrain’s MM range of seed mixture provides exactly these. For a number of years, greenkeepers and course managers have

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High yields and quality play out in Limagrain’s recommendations

LG Skyscraper takes leading position as the highest yielding wheat, LG Spotlight gains recommendation as a soft milling feed with exceptional grain quality and LG Detroit joins the Group 2’s, based on its yield potential and Crusoe-like quality. Winter barley LG Mountain sits at the top of the barley list as the highest yielding two

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New pulse breeder targets high yields and market suitability

The success of this approach is reflected in the new recommendations to the PGRO 2019 Recommended List; large blue pea LG Stallion gains full recommendation, along with spring bean LG Cartouche. Breeding varieties with a range of ‘common’ traits such as stable higher yields, robust disease resistance, as well as sector ‘specific’ traits like colour

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MM Seed Thrives at Redditch Golf Club

Redditch Golf Club is a 72 par course which provides a true test of golf. The part parkland and part woodland golf course is universally acclaimed for both its topography and the quality of its playing surfaces. In particular, the course is perhaps most famous for its last six holes, which are formed and cut

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Grower receives 20ha of LG Skyscraper Seed won at Cereals Event

Robert and his father Adrian run A J King & Son run a family farming partnership based in south Norfolk. The 250ha farm is cropped with winter wheat, winter barley, spring barley, oilseed rape and sugar beet. “The farm is made up of mixed soil types so rotations are varied across the farm. Wheat and

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MM60 passes the test at George Heriots

Originally founded in the early 17th century to provide an education to ‘fatherless bairns’ in the city of Edinburgh, George Heriots School now flourishes as an independent co-educational day school for children aged between 3 and 18. The school provides an exceptional academic education for all pupils, as well as superb extra-curricular activities – which

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Breeders push spring barley yield potential ever higher

Over the last ten years we have been seeing an increase in yield of 1% per year as new spring barley varieties come to market, which is substantial, and an increment in yields that we are just not getting in other arable crops, says Ron Granger, technical manager. “New malting varieties now have equal or

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DOWNLOAD: GatePost

This edition of GatePost features Ed Flatman, our Senior Wheat Breeder who discusses whether there’s more to making the right variety choice than just yield. We chat to Ron Granger about the benefits and pitfalls of early drilling and Vasilis Gegas gives his ‘Breeders Perspective’ on pod shatter resistance.            

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Limagrain UK host independent school event at AELTC

The access-all-areas tour was conducted by Neil Stubley (head of courts & horticulture) and Grant Cantin (head groundsman), in which the attendees were taken to the exclusive players-only area, the media centre and the legendary centre court. Delegates also got to see first-hand some of the exciting developments which are currently underway. The club is

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Optimise late drilling, starting with variety choice

However, late drilling presents a unique set of challenges to the crop; soils will inevitably become cooler and wetter as winter draws in so it is important to proceed with care and consideration in order to get the crop well established.    “It is important to make a distinction by choosing varieties that will cope well rather

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DOWNLOAD: Sundance and Motown Technical Updates

With the success of our husbandry guides in the past, which have been welcomed by growers, Limagrain have produced comprehensive guides on both LG Sundance and LG Motown Winter Wheats. These guides are now available in a pdf format to download and read at your leisure. The information is targeted towards growers for a better

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Seed rates play critical role in fulfilling wheat yield potential

Ron Granger, arable technical manager, acknowledges that getting seed rates right is complicated as it brings together a range of factors such as variety, drilling date, weather conditions, agronomic characteristics and importantly, experience of individual field performance. “Get it right and there is the opportunity to fulfil that variety’s yield potential, but get it wrong

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Winter beans make financial sense this autumn

“Winter beans offer much more than a break crop. Growers who are new to the crop, or are returning to it after a considerable time off, are finding out that there are compelling reasons for making them a regular part of the rotation.”   There are advantages of a winter sown bean crop over that

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BETTER GRASS BOOSTS FLOCK PRODUCTIVITY

“It all depends on the season,” says Jeremy, who farms the 344-hectare unit on the South Downs, between Lewes and Brighton. “But we’ve seen a massive improvement in lamb performance when they’re grazed on high quality grassland. He’s integrating this ‘temporary’ grass with combinable crops and roots. It’s a rotation that’s still ‘under development’, according

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