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May edition of GatePost

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

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NSA Sheep Event visitors invited to bring a bag of fresh grass for free quality test

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

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Perfect time to sow Conservation seed mixtures

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

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PLAN TO GET MAIZE OFF TO A GOOD START

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

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How breeders are bundling traits to tackle OSR variability

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

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Download: May edition of Gatepost

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

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Nothing Mythical With Unicorn

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

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New benchmark for OSR yields backed up with TuYV resistance

  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

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Castleherb mixture extends multispecies grass seed portfolio

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

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BTS 4100 offers the highest sugar content of any sugar beet variety on the 2020 BBRO Recommended List

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,

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NEW ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FORAGES HIGHLIGHTS SUMMER OPTIONS

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

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New Business Area Director for Limagrain

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

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Poll positions across the 2019/20 AHDB Recommended List for Limagrain’s varieties

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

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LG Artemis

LG Artemis has recommendation for the UK with strong yield performance across all regions combined with an outstanding package of genetic traits including; TuYV resistance, pod shatter resistance and RLM7 protection against stem canker.

MM60 is first choice at the Eagles

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,

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Rafaela

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

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LG Ambassador

Ambassador is the highest yielding Hybrid oilseed rape variety in the UK and East/West region on the AHDB Oilseed recommended list 2020/21. The variety offers an outstanding package of genetic traits including; TuYV resistance, pod shatter resistance and RLM7 protection against stem canker. This Limagrain variety sets a new benchmark for hybrid performance in the

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New Bounce Back Hybrid Brassica offers summer relief

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

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Plant Breeding Matters Spring 2019 Edition

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  

Deep Rooted Newer Fodder Beet Varieties Shine in Drier Conditions

The hot, dry summer in 2018 suppressed yields in fodder beet crops compared with 2017, but the results of trials, carried out by Limagrain UK, showed up the variation in performance between varieties. “We saw a reduction in average fresh yield of 13.4% – or 11.1 tonnes per hectare – from 82.8 tonnes per hectare

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Try the LG Heat Map Tool

There are two crucial factors to ensure a successful and productive maize crop: 1)      Choose the right variety that will mature in your location and situation 2)      Sow at the right time when soil temperatures have consistently reached 8-10 °C By using our LG Heat Map Tool developed in conjunction with The Met Office, you can discover

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LG Aurelia

LG Aurelia is an exceptional very high yielding Hybrid variety showing consistent performance across all regions and seasons. The variety offers an outstanding package of genetic traits including; TuYV resistance , pod shatter resistance combined with the best disease resistance ratings available for light leaf spot and  stem canker on the AHDB Oilseed recommended list

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Keeping Limagrain in the family

Keith Exton has enjoyed a long and prosperous career in the turf industry and Alex, long inspired by his dad, is now carving his own successful path in the industry. However, he admits that he would be foolish to not soak up some of the wisdom Keith has accumulated over the years. “I first heard

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