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 […]

YUKON SPRING BEAN LIVES UP TO EARLY-TO-HARVEST PROMISE

Yukon is a spring bean with the earliest ripening (9) on the 2020 PGRO Recommended List (RL) with the added benefits of the highest Downy mildew resistance rating (8) and a high thousand seed weight. Growers Alex and Robert Brewster, who farm near Dunfermline, Fife grew 14.2 ha of the spring bean, newly-added to the […]

TRIALS SHOW HYBRID VARIETIES STAND OUT IN HIGH FLEA BEETLE PRESSURE ENVIRONMENT

The significant benefit of hybrid breeding in comparison to conventional varieties in a high flea beetle pressure environment is highlighted in the first oilseed rape trials results for 2020 from the LS Plant Breeding (LSPB) site just north of Cambridge. “The yield advantage and crop health of hybrids more than outweigh the additional seed cost,” […]