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Plant breeder Limagrain will showcase its portfolio of varieties at this month’s Cereals event – returning to the show after several years absence. The... High-yielding varieties on show at Cereals

Plant breeder Limagrain will showcase its portfolio of varieties at this month’s Cereals event – returning to the show after several years absence.

The company says it decided to return to Cereals following the publication of the 2024/2025 AHDB Recommended List, which features a number of Limagrain combinable crop varieties.

“Producing the highest yielding varieties, backed up with desirable agronomic characteristics is an exceptional achievement for any breeder,” says Limagrain arable technical manager Ron Granger.

High-yielders

Visitors to stand 606 will be able to find out high-yielding winter wheat LG Beowulf, LG Caravelle the highest yielding two-row winter barley and the highest gross output oilseed rape varieties LG Armada, LG Adeline and LG Academic.

Group 4 hard wheat LG Beowulf yields 106% across the UK and shows the same consistency of performance across the east and west regions. Alongside these yields, it offers a good grain quality, with a spec weight of 78.3 kg/hl.

LG Beowulf produced these exceptionally high yields consistently in National List and RL trials over regions and seasons – in both the unusually dry summer of 2022 as well as the exceptionally wet summer of 2023.

Offering UK yields of 105.6%, LG Caravelle is the highest yielding two-row winter barley  since joining the Recommended List in 2023. It has a specific weight of 71.4 kg/hl.

Pole position

Of the oilseed rape varieties, LG Armada has a yield of 107%, with LG Academic 1% behind at 106%. LG Adeline takes pole position on the Northern List with a 108.3% yield.

Limagrain experts will also be on hand to discuss the breeder’s other varieties – including maize, forage crops and SFI options – as well as an opportunity to enter a prize draw to win free seed.

“We are here to listen and share our expertise on how to get the very best out of Limagrain genetics,” says Mr Granger.

“As a company, the Cereals Event provides us with us the opportunity to do this directly with the farming community we serve.”