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Going for Gold with post-harvest catch crop

“We had great success with this mixture last year,” says Chris, who runs the 170ha farm with his wife. “We grew 4ha of this rape and stubble turnip mixture and strip grazed the crop from November until April. It provided plenty of high quality feed for finishing our 100 lambs and enough for the ewes

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Best Barley Yields Ever

Drilled on the 20th September  at Sco Ruston near, Coltishall,  the crop had established well as it followed beans so had access to good autumn nitrogen, followed through the season with 200kgN/ha and a comprehensive 3 spray programme, he says. National results The two row winter barley has performed very well across the UK this

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High yielding, early to harvest wheat variety bucks the trend

LG Motown is a top-yielding soft wheat which meets the needs of the distilling market, and bucks the trend of early maturing varieties producing lower yields so, unlike other high yielding wheats, LG Motown doesn’t rely on having a longer grain fill period to build high yields. This is particularly exciting news for growers who

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Survey confirms high levels of TuYV infection in oilseed rape crops across the UK

Turnips yellows virus (TuYV) is spread by the peach potato aphid (Myzus persicae), and can impact yields by as much as 30% in highly infected situations, oil content by 3% whilst increasing levels of glucosinolates and erucic acid. The results come from an annual survey carried out by Limagrain, in collaboration with Agrii. Random leaf

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Collaboration delivers success for pulses

I’Anson Brothers Ltd is one of the leading independent animal feedstuffs manufacturers that use pulses in its rations. The company has a history of working closely with pulse breeders and growers to ensure that new pea and bean varieties are suitable for processing to meet the requirements of its customers, but also offer appropriate on-farm

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New Fodder Beet Varieties Raise the Bar

  “If a fresh yield above 100 tonnes per hectare combined with a dry matter content above 20% appeal, then the new fodder beet varieties Brick and Tarine will tick the boxes,” says Limagrain’s forage crop specialist Martin Titley.   UK trial results recently published show that the relative dry matter yield of Brick was

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Brick

A new variety bred for maximum production Brick is a new variety which has the potential to produce very high dry matter yields with a high dry matter content %. Brick is a true fodder beet and exhibits a smooth skinned finish which reduces dirt tare.

Higher yields and improved agronomics bring on-farm profitability

With an eye on how to improve farm margins, this year’s AHDB recommendations reflected the increased importance for varieties not only offering higher yields but also better disease resistance, grain quality and agronomics such as standing power.   “This approach reflects the strategy of the Limagrain breeding programme that has always aimed to produce high

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Early Sowing of Winter Wheat – maximizing the potential?

“Although growers in the main have moved away from the extreme early drilling scenario of early to mid-August practiced by many a decade ago, earlier drilling which is now considered to be before mid-September does have benefits – notably in taking advantage of mild autumn weather to establish crops before the weather closes in for

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Plant Breeding post Brexit

It’s business as usual,” says Sean Lovegreen, Nickerson director of sales. “Whilst Limagrain has its roots in the Auvergne plains in central France, its seeds activity is worldwide.” Limagrain is the fourth largest plant breeder and seeds marketing company in the world, and although the main part of the business is within Europe with 52%

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Robust disease resistance stands out from the crowd

This picture, which was taken by Marc Lanham – Nickerson Seed Specialist, on the 14th July, clearly shows the differences between treated and untreated varieties and how resistance ratings have been tested this season. LG Sundance stands out visually with its healthy, green leaf across both the treated and untreated sections of the trial. The

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Could Warrior 3 Rust Race be a Threat This Season?

The Warrior 3 race of yellow rust was identified across the country by Limagrain breeders at the end of the 2015 growing season when yellow rust suddenly exploded on a number of varieties and despite high resistance ratings, levels of infection very quickly reached significant levels. Cereal pathologist with Limagrain, Paul Fenwick explains the findings:

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