LS Plant Breeding Ltd (LSPB) continues to increase its presence in the UK to the benefit of growers as our varieties make their mark on the Recommended Lists for 2017.
The 2017 PGRO Recommended List for spring beans shows our fully recommended varieties Vertigo and Fanfare being joined by Lynx - which brings the highest downy mildew resistance - plus top yield ranking.
The 2017 PGRO 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.
For oilseeds, the 2016-17 AHDB winter oilseed rape Recommended Lists show our hybrid varieties Wembley and Angus maintaining their consistent performance in the East-West region, with specially recommended, clubroot-resistant Mentor continuing on both East-West and North region Lists.
As we look beyond the current year, we have a continuing stream of improved oilseed rape and pulse varieties progressing through the trials system - as well as starting to see the first varieties in trials from our developing cereal breeding programme.
We are proud of our success - from our beginnings as two companies with a long pedigree in plant breeding of oilseeds, pulses, cereals and forage crops - to being wholly owned by NPZ-Lembke, a privately-owned, plant breeding company with a long track record of bringing successful varieties to UK growers.
We continue to develop our portfolio to bring varieties with increased yield plus better agronomic characters to UK growers, advisers and the seed trade.
Theo Labuda, LSPB Managing Director