Katie Noel now wheat breeder at LSPB

Katie Noel has been appointed wheat breeder at LS Plant Breeding Ltd (LSPB). She succeeds Peter Jackson who is returning to an academic role at the University of Reading. Katie Noel studied Plant Science at the University of Nottingham, before carrying out a PhD at the University of Hertfordshire on the characterisation of temperature-sensitivity of […]

WINTER OILSEED RAPE CANDIDATE VARIETIES MURRAY AND VEGAS TOP LATEST AHDB TRIALS RESULTS

Two candidate winter oilseed rape varieties in this season’s AHDB trials – Murray and Vegas – are top of the RL harvest results table (based on a third of the trials sites validated to date), out-yielding all the currently Recommended varieties. Murray tops the table of the provisional RL harvest results at 106% of control with Vegas […]

NEW LSPB PRODUCT CATALOGUE GIVES GROWERS FULL DETAILS OF THE COMPANY’S FIELD BEAN, COMBINING PEA, OILSEED RAPE AND SPRING WHEAT VARIETIES

LS Plant Breeding Ltd (LSPB) have just released a comprehensive product catalogue listing all their spring and winter beans, combining peas, winter oilseed rapes and spring wheat. “The 44-page catalogue gives growers details of each variety with a summary followed by key characteristics including yield/output, agronomics and disease resistance,” explains Michael Shuldham LSPB’s product manager. […]

TOP OF PGRO DESCRIPTIVE LIST LYNX IS THE MAINSTAY FOR SPRING BEAN GROWERS

Lynx’s track record as consistently the highest yielding spring bean on the PGRO Descriptive List (DL) – added to its very high Downy mildew resistance – makes it the mainstay for UK spring bean growers, returning once again to its top-of-list position for 2022. Chris Guest, LS Plant Breeding Ltd (LSPB) Managing Director highlights the […]

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 […]