LS Plant Breeding Ltd (LSPB) has grown from two companies with a long pedigree in plant breeding of oilseeds, pulses, cereals and forage crops both for Europe and the wider world. It is now wholly owned by NPZ-Lembke, a privately-owned, plant breeding company with a long track record of bringing successful varieties to UK growers.
We are continuing to build on that success to the benefit of UK growers with our varieties having an increasingly strong presence on both the AHDB oilseed rape and PGRO pulse Recommended Lists with nine varieties on the new PGRO Lists and five varieties on the new AHDB oilseed rape Lists.
The 2016-17 AHDB winter oilseed rape Recommended Lists show our new varieties Wembley and Angus joining Avatar and Mentor in the East-West region, while Mentor and Cracker continue as specially recommended varieties on the North region List.
The 2016 PGRO Recommended List for spring beans shows an equal success with the fully recommended varieties Vertigo and Fanfare firmly established at the top of the yield table for another year, with new variety Lynx joining them with a P1 rating, and Fury continuing on the list.
The 2016 PGRO Recommended List for combining peas shows fully recommended Salamanca and Gregor for white peas, Bluetooth and Campus fully recommended for the large blue category, and our new marrowfat pea Aikido at the head of its category.
As we look to the future, we can see both oilseed rape and pulse varieties progressing through the trials system as we continue to bring improved varieties to the UK grower.
In addition, we have a developing cereal breeding programme.
We are proud of our success and are building on this with our current varieties as well as working to grow our presence in the UK market in the future.
Theo Labuda, LSPB Managing Director.