Author: Levity Crop Science

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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Levity Expand Team

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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