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Nickerson Arable Variety Demo Days

Each of the 9 events will include guided tours of the variety plots with our technical experts. There will be special guests in attendance, free catering and BASIS and NRoSO points will be available. Register to attend here!   Details of the individual events is as follows; 27th June, Durham  Nickerson Arable Variety Demo Day

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Crimped maize can increase feeding options

According to Richard Camplin, LG Seeds Technical Manager, farmers who are able to grow maize, or who can work in partnership with an arable neighbour who is happy to grow the crop could benefit from increasing the acreage grown this year. “There is still time to get maize in the ground and it could be

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Variety choice for maize break crops

Maize was often seen as a challenging crop to grow due to the late harvest. However, new earlier maturing varieties mean the crop can fit very well into rotations, allowing successor crops to be drilled in good conditions and in good time. While not a full alternative to oilseed rape, which will usually provide a

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International cooperation showing positive results for Limagrain UK’s Pulse Breeding Programme

Limagrain UK’s pulse breeding programme focuses on winter and spring peas and beans. We are a multinational breeding team based in Europe and the UK and target a global pea and bean market. Pulse breeding is centred in Rilland in the Netherlands, which is on the same line of latitude as London. The programme is

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The power of beet

Few forages can compete with fodder beet in dairy cow rations. Its energy and dry matter content competes with the other forages, even maize silage. This can help to increase yields from forages and take the pressure off more expensive feeds. This is the time of year to consider growing a crop or securing a

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Scots farmer gives tips for maximising spring barley potential

Aberdeenshire farmer, Peter Chapman, picked up a YEN Gold for the second time in 2021, after achieving the best percentage of potential spring barley yield from his Sienna spring malting barley, from Limagrain UK. The crop achieved 82% of its estimated potential yield of 9.7 t/ha, and produced the highest specific weight of all 10

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Treble success on the PGRO Descriptive List for Limagrain beans & peas

• After another strong year, spring bean LG Raptor moves from its P2 rating to fully join the PGRO DL offering high yields, excellent vigour and agronomics • A second spring bean, LG Viper also fully joins the DL from Limagrain, offering a class-leading disease package • Blue pea LG Aviator also moves from a

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DON’T BE SEDUCED BY THE LOOKS

The combination of a disrupted drilling season, resulting in many later established crops and a cool month for much of August, means maize crops are maturing at different rates and Mr Richmond stresses the need to assess crops closely. “Just because crops look good in the field does not mean they are ready to harvest,”

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NEW BISCUIT WHEAT OFFERS BEST ON-FARM YIELD SECURITY

Achieving high yields and gaining a premium is always an attractive proposition for growers as they look to maximise their most profitable crop – and now with the added bonus of on-farm security, LG Astronomer makes for a really attractive package for the coming season, says Ron Granger from plant breeder Limagrain UK. LG Astronomer offers consistency in

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OPPORTUNITY FROM GROWING BISCUIT WHEATS

New biscuit wheat LG Astronomer is his variety of choice for next year, and he aims to sell his wheats into millers, Heygates and Whitworths; both of which are in the area.David and his father are tenant farmers and have been on South Pillinge Farm for over 50 years, and whilst their main business is

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LG TRIALS SHOW VALUE OF ROBUST GENETICS IN PROTECTING MARGIN

With the top oilseed rape varieties on the 2021/22 AHDB Recommended List, and some of the highest yielding wheat and barley varieties, there is much interest in Limagrain UK’s breeding programme. In response to this, last autumn Limagrain invested in a wide range of new demonstration variety trials sites, whilst also maintaining those that were already

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RECENT STORMS SHOWCASE VALUE OF POD SHATTER RESISTANCE

Across certain areas of the country many oilseed rape crops have been devastated by the storms whilst others have been left relatively unscathed, showing very clearly the value of pod shatter resistance. Pod shatter is a natural process for seed dispersion in oilseed rape, however on farm it can result in significant seed loss caused

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TRIALS SHOW VALUE OF ROBUST GENETICS IN PROTECTING MARGIN

With the top seven oilseed rape varieties on the 2021/22 AHDB Recommended List, and some of the highest yielding wheat and barley varieties, there is much interest in Limagrain UK’s breeding programme.In response to this, last autumn Limagrain invested in a wide range of demonstration variety trials, at both of its sites at Woolpit near Bury St

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BUILDING HIGH YIELDING WHEAT VARIETIES WITH DISEASE RESISTANCE

For the last two seasons, there has been so little opportunity to have any shared experiences or learnings, so the chance to come together this year has been welcomed. Adhering to Covid regulations, small groups visited several stations across the site; each one focusing on different wheat types. With the increasing loss of crop protection

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