FARMERS LEARNING FROM FARMERS IS AT THE HEART OF THE BEAN YEN INITIATIVE

LSPB Chris Guest

“The vision of farmers learning from farmers is at the heart of why we are continuing our sponsorship of the Bean YEN yield enhancement network for a fourth year,” explains Chris Guest, LSPB Managing Director. “In this way we can show our support for the knowledge transfer and benchmarking of UK bean growers that comes […]

LSPB OWNER NPZ MARKS 125 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL VARIETY BREEDING

LSPB (LS Plant Breeding Ltd) is the UK-based subsidiary of NPZ (Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG), a medium-sized, privately-owned plant breeding company based in Germany.  In 2022, NPZ celebrates 125 years of successful plant breeding, starting with founder Hans Lembke who took over his parents’ farm on the island of Poel, near to the northern German city […]

HIGH ERUCIC ACID OILSEED RAPE CAN BE A FIRST RESORT FOR GROWERS

High Erucic Acid Rape (HEAR) may sound like a niche market, but it is a secure one for growers, with the same crop management as double low (’00’) varieties, plus excellent total returns when the significant buyback contract premiums available are added in. Chris Guest, Managing Director of LSPB (LS Plant Breeding Ltd), underlines the […]

PULSE GROWERS AND END USERS BENEFIT FROM HIGH YIELDING GREEN PEA

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Bluetime is a very high yielding green pea from LSPB (LS Plant Breeding Ltd) that adds good marketability of the resulting crop to robust agronomy, featuring high Downy mildew resistance and good standing power. “For pea growers, our current varieties bring an array of strong field characters to improved yields,” comments Chris Guest, Managing Director of LSPB. […]

THE LATEST AHDB RECOMMENDED LISTS FEATURES NEWLY-ADDED FLEMMING WINTER OILSEED RAPE TO JOIN LSPB’S CURRENT RECOMMENDED VARIETIES – ALONG WITH HIGH YIELDING WPB ESCAPE ON THE SPRING WHEAT RL

Chris Guest, LS Plant Breeding Ltd (LSPB) Managing Director comments: “Flemming is a new  Recommendation by AHDB for the E/W region in 2022/23. It has high resistance to Stem canker from a new major Phoma resistance gene called RlmS and is also resistant to TuYV (Turnip Yellows Virus). It has a high gross output, good stem […]

LSPB’S NEW AND CONTINUING VARIETIES ON THE LATEST PGRO DESCRIPTIVE LISTS BRING CONSISTENT AND IMPROVING PERFORMANCE FOR PULSE GROWERS

Chris Guest, LS Plant Breeding Ltd (LSPB) Managing Director comments: “The new PGRO 2022 Descriptive Lists (DL) continue to show the improvement of all pulse varieties in the key areas of yield, agronomic characters and marketability to further develop the pulse crop in a post-Brexit, net-zero farming world. “LSPB pulse varieties once again are a strong part […]

NEW WINTER BEAN FROM LSPB PROMISES WIDER AGRONOMIC CHOICE FOR GROWERS

LSPB is well known for the series of successful spring beans that have given growers varieties with increased yields and improved agronomics over many years, and now they launch their first winter bean, with the new PGRO Descriptive List Candidate variety Pantani. Pantani is a Candidate for the 2022 PGRO Descriptive List, and in two years […]

NEW PHOMA RESISTANCE GENETIC TRAIT IN WINTER OILSEED RAPE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN TWO VARIETIES FOR THIS YEAR’S DRILLING

“Two LSPB winter oilseed rape varieties – Respect and Flemming – come from a new and exciting generation of hybrids”, says Chris Guest, Managing Director of LSPB (LS Plant Breeding Ltd). “We have commercially launched these after 20 years of research and testing to develop varieties containing the new gene – RlmS – which offers a new source of resistance […]

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 […]