Category Archives: Limagrain
Grass reseed puts money in the bank

The amount of temporary grass, under five years old, has fallen by 18% in the past two years which indicates that less grassland is being reseeded and the average age of our leys is getting older. Despite producers targeting increased production from homegrown forage, the prolonged downturn in milk prices and pressure on cashflows has […]

First cut LGAN grass seed mixture looks good.

Richard Horsington from Sherborne, Dorset has just taken his first cut of the new grass seed mixture from Limagrain LGAN Silage and Grazing Mixture. Although he’s awaiting the analysis, initial impressions are good. “We made 220 round bales of silage from 25 acres which is very good for this field – it was a bulky […]

New high energy grass seed mixture for intensive grazing

Limagrain UK has launched a new range of LGAN-branded grass seed mixtures which have been scientifically formulated to increase meat/milk production from grass. Amongst the new ley mixtures is Intensive Grazing which consists of 100% tetraploid perennial ryegrasses plus a white clover blend: it promises to deliver good palatability, a high yield of energy, and […]

Improving grassland productivity: from the soil below to the sward on top!

To maximise the performance from grassland it was important to take a ‘bottom up’ approach: to ensure soil structure was in good condition, to tailor fertiliser applications to cost-effectively correct nutrient shortfalls, to reseed regularly to maintain good yields and quality, and to keep swards clean with targeted weed control programmes. These were just some […]

High yields and versatility of white clover variety demonstrated
According to the new BSPB Recommended Grass and Clover List for 2013/14, white clover variety Violin not only has the highest dry matter yields, but also demonstrates the ability to persist in both rotational and intensive grazing situations, making it a very versatile clover for inclusion in many types of grass ley, says Limagrain’s Ian [...]
Improving grassland by taking a ‘bottom-up’ integrated approach
A series of free talks on improving grassland productivity were held in January and February 2013, with speakers from the Grassright Group. The events, entitled ‘Bottom Up Grass Production’ were at locations in Cheshire, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Devon, and covered the benefits of removing soil compaction to improve soil structure, ensuring optimal use of [...]
New white clover variety is ideal for both grazing and cutting leys
A new medium to large-leaved white clover variety called Violin, is now being marketed by Limagrain UK. According to the England and Wales Recommended List, Violin combines high DM yields in the second and third year, with good persistency. Combining a larger leaf with excellent persistency makes Violin suitable for both cutting and grazing leys. [...]
New dual-purpose grass mixture provides high dry matter yields

A new dual-purpose grass mixture called Hymax, combining high dry matter yields over a 3-4 year period with a good ground cover score, has been launched into the Monarch range of ley mixtures from Limagrain UK. Comprising of over 80% tetraploid hybrid ryegrasses, Hymax has the potential to produce multiple cuts of silage in addition […]

New grass seed mixture launched for low fertility soils

Limagrain UK has introduced the Meadow Mixture, a grass ley formulation without ryegrasses, suitable for farmers wanting to recreate more traditional meadows. It is also well suited to fertility soils or to renovate damaged water meadows. The new mixture contains a range of traditional grasses including meadow fescue and Timothy. Mixed herbs or chicory can […]

New ‘long season’ grazing mixture launched for sheep and lambs

Limagrain UK has launched Matrix Sheep and Lamb grass seed mixture which contains 40% Matrix Enhanced Ryegrass to give a longer grazing season, and is specifically designed for sheep and lambs. As well as the benefits of rapid re-growth and an extended grazing season that Matrix offers, the mixture includes perennial ryegrasses and clover varieties […]