Author: Levity Crop Science

Exports bloom for local bio technology company

Levity Crop Science, one of Lancashire’s fastest growing businesses, is undergoing rapid expansion into new export markets around the world. Levity, winner of the 2017 ‘Most Innovative Business’ in the Red Rose awards, invested heavily in research and development and is now reaping the benefits, with a world class product range that helps farmers produce more and better food, using lower inputs. In 2017, Levity has launched in the United States, Egypt and Jordan and it is now preparing to launch in a further eleven export markets – across North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East – over...

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Potato Lono now in Ireland through Novokem and FMC

Potato Lono has achieved exceptional field trial results in the Netherlands, UK, and Ireland over the last three years and is proven to significantly increase yield and tuber numbers. In Ireland trials at UCD on the variety Rooster gave a yield increase of 5.5 MT, consistent with the response seen elsewhere on 10 other varieties.

Levity’s David Marks said “It is always great to enter new markets, and to work with new partners. We couldn’t wish for better partners in Ireland than FMC and Novokem”.

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Understanding Calcium – The key to cavity Spot Reduction

Although the link between Cavity Spot infection and low calcium levels in carrots is well established, farmers often get little benefit from application of calcium fertilisers. In this article I will explore how carrots use calcium, why calcium fertilisation gives erratic results and ways to address this. It’s widely known that having good calcium levels in carrot roots can reduce the physiological disorder Cavity Spot.  Cavity Spot is caused by localised infection by the pythium fungus, symptoms become visible on carrots after 12 weeks when the carrots start to reach saleable size at maturity. Carrots with Cavity Spot are...

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Announcing Levity Breakfast Club, World Class Agronomy with a Bacon Butty!

Levity  has launched Levity Breakfast Club the new forum where you can meet Levity’s team of crop scientists and agronomists. Breakfast Club meetings cover a wide range of interesting topics on agronomy, always with an eye on practical advice that can make a difference to growers. Levity Breakfast Club events will be held regularly in locations around the UK, and throughout the EU. They will feature a half hour seminar by a crop science expert followed by a half an hour informal Q&A session. Attendees will be treated to coffee and breakfast at the events. Levity MD David Marks...

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Levity Crop Science crowned ‘Most Innovative Business’ at Prestigious Red Rose Awards.

Levity Crop Science,  has won the ‘Innovative Business Award’ at the prestigious Red Rose Awards. This years finalists contributed a combined £1.3 billion to the UK economy in a tightly fought competition. Levity were named winners in a glittering ceremony at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens among over a thousand guests representing the cream of Lancashire business. As Levity’s team ascended the stage to ‘Blinded by Science’ to collect the trophy the judges commented: “Levity’s innovative approach to crop production has driven them to be a creative and effective company, making significant impact to local national and global economies.  With worldwide...

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Levity Named Finalists in Prestigious Red Rose Award  

  Levity Crop Science is proud to announce that it is a finalist for the Innovative Business Award in this years prestigious Red Rose Awards. The Red Rose Awards celebrate the best of the regions businesses, with finalists selected by a panel of independent judges. Levity will join the other finalists for the award ceremony on March the 9th. Levity MD David Marks said ‘The whole team at Levity is really proud to be a finalist for the Innovative Business Award. Red Rose Awards are independently judged, and it is great to receive recognition from our peers.” Levity Commercial...

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Growing Business Triples Exports in 2016

Levity Crop Science Ltd, one of Lancashire’s fastest growing businesses, has ended the year with a threefold increase in sales and a doubling of staff numbers. Following large-scale private equity investment from Mike Peters MBE who joined the management team as Commercial Director Levity has gone from strength to strength. This investment enabled Lancashire based business Levity Crop Science headed by MDs Anna Weston and David Marks to bring products to market that help farmers produce more food with lower inputs on fruit vegetable and potato crops. Levity MD Anna Weston said “It’s been an exciting year for Levity,...

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Jon Birchall joins Levity Team

Levity CropScience are pleased to announce that well known agronomist Jon Birchall will be joining Levity’s rapidly expanding team. Jon Birchall, Farm Consultant and Agronomist will be joining Levity to assist with customer support and farm trials. Alongside his work at Levity Jon will continue to service his existing client base, managing some 3000 acres of a broad spectrum of arable crops on contract farming agreements. Levity Commercial Director Mike Peters MBE said “We are delighted to welcome Jon to the Levity team. Jon knows farming inside out, and is a former BBC Farmer of the Year. His 30...

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