HEAR OILSEED RAPE OFFERS GROWERS PREMIUMS AND INCREASED MARGINS BY SUPPLYING A RANGE OF SPECIALIST END MARKETS

“With the oilseed rape crop set to rebound this year, oilseed rape growers should also consider the premiums available in specialist oilseed markets such as HEAR (high erucic acid rape) where geographic location and contracts available allow,” says Chris Guest, Managing Director of LSPB (LS Plant Breeding Ltd). “HEAR oilseed rape is used in a variety of applications, from […]

LSPB ANNOUNCES A THIRD YEAR OF SPONSORSHIP OF THE BEAN YEN INITIATIVE

LSPB announced today that the company is continuing its sponsorship of the Bean YEN yield enhancement network for a third year to support the knowledge transfer and benchmarking of UK bean growers that comes from this initiative run by ADAS in partnership with PGRO. “As market leaders in spring bean varieties, we are proud to support […]

New look for LSPB reflects wider crop portfolio

LS Plant Breeding may be one of the newer UK plant breeding companies, but it has a long background in the European seeds sector. New managing director Chris Guest, who succeeded founder Theo Labuda in June 2020, explains how the business has developed to its present wide variety portfolio.

LVC (LOW VICINE/CONVICINE) SPRING BEAN VARIETIES WILL HELP TO DEVELOP THE UK PULSE MARKET WITH END USERS

The latest PGRO Descriptive List features four LSPB varieties with LVC (low vicine/convicine) characters that will help to further develop the UK pulse market with end users, while having comparable high seed yields to other leading spring bean varieties. LSPB’s Victus and Tiffany were the first LVC varieties in the UK to be added to the PGRO Recommended List (RL) for spring beans, followed […]

MICHAEL SHULDHAM JOINS LSPB AS COMMERCIAL ASSISTANT

Michael Shuldham’s role will be to support and expand the commercial operation of LSPB (LS Plant Breeding Ltd), working alongside Managing Director Chris Guest. Michael studied Agribusiness at Harper Adams University, graduating in 2018. He has spent the past couple of years working in the Swiss Alps during the winter, and on UK farms in […]

AHDB RECOMMENDED LISTS FEATURE NEWLY-ADDED LSPB OILSEED RAPE WITH NEW PHOMA RESISTANCE GENE, LSPB CLUBROOT RESISTANT AND HEAR VARIETIES – PLUS THE HIGHEST YIELDING RL SPRING WHEAT

The latest AHDB Recommended Lists (RL) feature winter oilseed rape varieties from LSPB (LS Plant Breeding Ltd) including high yielding Respect with a new Phoma resistance gene, clubroot resistant Crome and Croozer, Resort which is the company’s HEAR (high erucic acid) variety – and WPB Escape, the highest yielding Spring wheat on the RL. Chris […]

LSPB BRINGS FURTHER VARIETAL IMPROVEMENT IN NEW PGRO PULSE DESCRIPTIVE LISTS

“This year has seen a major re-vamp of the PGRO variety list for pulse growers with a change from Recommended Lists to Descriptive Lists (DL). This change has been echoed by LSPB with new varieties, a new logo and a new web site,” says Chris Guest, LS Plant Breeding Ltd (LSPB) Managing Director. “The new PGRO […]