1. Agritrade News RSS

    Arable manager for Limagrain UK

    Written by Jamie Day Plant breeder Limagrain has appointed William Charlton as its UK arable marketing manager based at the company’s headquarters in Rothwell, Lincolnshire. He joins Limagrain from Bayer, where he was campaign manager for the company’s combinable fungicide portfolio. His career...
  2. Hutchinsons News

    Top OSR varieties on deferred payment offer from Hutchinsons

    Top OSR varieties on deferred payment offer from Hutchinsons Crop production specialists Hutchinsons are offering growers the opportunity to defer payment on seed purchased before 31 March 2020 for leading oilseed rape varieties LG Aurelia and Acacia. “Seed for these varieties purchased...
  3. Farm Business RSS

    New high energy fodder beets introduced for 2020

    Written by John Swire Limagrain UK has introduced the new fodder beet variety Ribambelle this year. A triploid beet with red skin, and already used extensively in France, Ribambelle ranks highly among fodder beet varieties for its high energy and medium dry matter contents. Field trial results...
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    Hi- I'm researching again for our website and wonder who sells great seeds -non GM - other than The Seed Cooperative and Cotswold Seeds? Cheers. (-:
  5. Farm Business RSS

    Use data to select optimum variety

    Written by John Swire A new free selection guide from LG Seeds will help farmers identify the most suitable maize variety and help increase the return on investment in the crop. “With maize costing around £800/ha to grow it is vital that farmers maximise the return on this investment,”...
  6. Agriland RSS

    New cereal and oilseed rape Recommended Lists published

    Written by Rachel Martin Stronger yields, improved disease resistance and a greater choice of specialist and quality traits are among the key developments in the Recommended Lists 2020-21 for cereals and oilseeds. Alongside the latest lists, AHDB has also launched a variety selection tool for...
  7. Agritrade News RSS

    KWS UK appoints country manager

    Written by Jamie Day Plant breeder KWS-UK has promoted Will Compson to the role of UK country manager, responsible for delivering its commercial strategy for cereal and oilseed products. He was previously UK cereals product manager. Mr Compson joined KWS in 2015 after five years at Limagrain...
  8. CPM RSS

    Optimise variety choice for delayed drilling success

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham With the late drilling window now open, correct variety choice will play a crucial role in crop success, according to the latest advice from Limagrain. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Delaying wheat drilling is increasing in popularity, with proven success in...
  9. Wynnstay

    A Good Prospect for Wynnstay’s Maize in 2020

    A Good Prospect for Wynnstay’s Maize in 2020 By Dr Simon Pope A new high-yielding maize with extremely high feed quality, called Prospect, was revealed at Wynnstay’s and Limagrain Trials Day, held at Bangor on Dee, near Wrexham, North Wales. Prospect is newly listed on the 2020 NIAB/BSPB...
  10. Agritrade News RSS

    BSPB publishes 2020 maize Descriptive Lists

    Written by Jamie Day The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) has added five new first choice varieties to its 2020 Forage Maize Descriptive Lists (DL) Favourable Sites, which was published this week. New to the Favourable Sites DL are the varieties Smoothi CS and Abrisse from Caussade...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Now’s the time to take a break

    Written by John Swire Improving weed control and bolstering home grown feed supplies make sowing a high feed value forage crop and taking a ‘cereal break’ a win-win situation for arable and livestock units. “Growing a forage crop on arable land post-harvest is getting more relevant on mixed...
  12. Agritrade News RSS

    New osr breeder for Limagrain

    Written by Jamie Day Plant breeder Limagrain has appointed Georgia Mitrousia as oilseed rape breeder for its UK and maritime breeding programme. In her new post, Dr Mitrousia will head Limagrain’s oilseed rape breeding programme, taking over from Dr Vasilis Gegas, who now oversees the whole of...
  13. Farm Business RSS

    Last call for sowing new high yielding forage kales

    Written by John Swire Livestock producers looking for a high yielding forage that offers good feed value and a flexible feeding period should sow a crop of forage kale. And, says Limagrain’s forage crop director Martin Titley, opting for the latest variety Bombardier can help tip the scales in...
  14. CPM RSS

    Insider’s View – Growing in the spotlight

    Written by cpm Some shy away from the spotlight, and others embrace it. When it comes to the latest wheat from Limagrain – LG Spotlight – it stands tall in the latter category. CPM tells all. It ticks a lot of boxes in terms of grain quality, straw and as a whole crop option. By Melanie Jenkins...
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    Campus oilseed rape replacement

    What variety should I try which is similar to campus. I believe this is the last year campus is going to be on the recommended list.
  16. CPM RSS

    OSR agronomy – The future is ‘fully-loaded’

    Written by cpm OSR is a crop beset with problems, but plant breeders are working hard to create new varieties which are more resilient. CPM finds out how traits are being bundled into hybrids to help growers manage risk. When we started working with these traits, there was a trade-off for...
  17. Farm Business RSS

    New Castleherb mixture extends multispecies grass seed portfolio

    Written by John Swire 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...
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    Noddy Guides

    Whilst I am fully aware that modern agriculture is a complex business I do find myself at times swamped with information. It would be nice if some of this information could be condensed down to give a simple run down of the main points to attend to in growing a particular crop or type of...
  19. Farm Business RSS

    EW essential guide to forages highlights summer options

    Written by JohnSwire 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. “We’ve seen more interest in summer forages recently, that can be sown from May to August,” says Martin...
  20. Great In Grass

    Countryside Seeds Ltd

    Countryside Seeds Ltd As of the 1st July a slight change to the business, it's become incorporated and with it a change of name. Farm machinery sales have not been a part of Farm Equip's business for a number of years and we felt now was the time for a new name to reflect more of what we do, so...