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Levity Welcome Dr. Sally Wilkinson Levity CropScience are pleased to announce the appointment of leading crop scientist Dr Sally Wilkinson as our new Research Manager. Dr. Wilkinson who gained 20 years of experience as a senior researcher at Lancaster University before joining Levity’s fast expanding research team, is a leading expert in the science of crop stress. Sally said “my role is to design and oversee research carried out both in house and via third parties, from glasshouse experiments through to large scale field trials. My bread and butter is the creation of protocols that probe how and why...

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Levity CropScience Croptec Giveaway

Great Croptec giveaway To celebrate exhibiting at Croptec Levity CropScience are giving farmers the chance to win enough of our pioneering Lono fertiliser to treat a hectare for a whole season. Lono is a pioneering new product that supplies nitrogen in a form that encourages compact shoot growth & better rooting, rather than the weak vegetative growth stimulated by conventional N fertilisers. Lono uses Levity’s LimiN chemistry to hold nitrogen in the amine form. Lono is a proven product with independent trials on potato in the UK, Netherlands, France and Ireland demonstrating yield increases of up to 6MT extra...

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Sulis Brix & Colour Builder Launched by Levity

Agricultural innovators Levity CropScience, are launching Sulis for Soft Fruit, a pioneering new product that improves maturity in soft fruit, building brix and colour in fruit at this years Fruit Focus event. Sulis works by supplying molybdenum and boron in a special formulation that helps the fruit maximize the function of the enzymes responsible for the maturation process in soft fruit crops, building better levels of colour and brix to allow earlier picking. Levity MD Anna Weston said “Sulis promotes the processes of maturation that are normally triggered by the hormone ABA. Importantly Sulis does this without causing a...

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Calcium Misunderstood in Potatos; CPM Magazine

Roots Potato nutrition Although improving tuber calcium levels improves quality,growers often get little benefit from application of calcium fertilisers.CPM gets an expert view on why. By Lucy de la Pasture It’s widely known that having good calcium levels in potato tubers can reduce multiple quality problems including Internal Rust Spot (IRS),internal browning and hollow heart. Calcium also plays a role in reducing susceptibility to bruising and post-harvest diseases. So what exactly do plants do with calcium? Its main function within cell walls is to give cell wall rigidity & strength, explains David Marks, research fellow at Lancaster University and...

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MEAway

All Levity Boron formulations have been reformulated to remove monoethanolamine (MEA).  MEA is commonly used in liquid boron preparations as it allows high levels of B to be formulated, however it has a high hazard rating . Levity’s formulations team has developed new chemistry to replace MEA in all our formulations giving farmers a safer and more effective alternative. The resulting products solubilise Boron without the need for MEA whilst still maintaining a high analysis, they also contain new activators that improve uptake by the plant. Levity’s Product Development Manager Steve Houghton said “Since the EU reclassified MEA as a...

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New Benelux Distributor Plant Coaching

Levity are pleased to announce that Levity’s distribution network in the Benelux region will be managed by PlantCoaching BV. Plant Coaching, headed by Philip Kroes, will provide highly skilled agronomy and technical support for distributors of Levity products in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and will manage our distribution network in the region. Levity MD Anna Weston said “Levity are growing quickly in the Benelux and partnering with the Plant Coaching team gives our distributors expert local support.” She added “Levity and Plant Coaching have trials on onions, sugar beet, strawberry, cucumber, carrots and potato this season and will...

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