Author: Levity Crop Science

Levity appoint Business Development Manager for Africa

Levity are very pleased to welcome Iad Zurayk to our team. Iad will be responsible for Business Development in Africa. Iad has a wealth of agronomic experience having worked extensively in both North and Sub-Saharan Africa on a wide range of crops. Iad will be helping support Levity’s rapidly expanding distribution network in Africa. Iad is also responsible globally for advising Levity’s customers on banana agronomy, a crop which Iad is a leading expert on. Levity have an ambitious product development programme for banana which Iad will be helping implement. Levity Commercial Director Mike Peters MBE said  “We are...

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Levity CropScience reveals ground-breaking research on increasing potato yields

Leading UK agronomy specialists, Levity CropScience, based at Myerscough College in Bilsborrow, has today unveiled, at the British Potato exhibition, BP2017 in Harrogate, their industry changing research. Based on independent field trials, from 2015 to 2017, Levity has demonstrated that their product, Potato Lono, increases potato yields by up to $1000 per hectare. Trials were held in England, Ireland, Netherlands, and France. Potato Lono improves photosynthesis, and helps crops increase carbon efficiency during times of stress, improving tuber initiation and bulking. This can result in increased tuber numbers, when applied during tuber initiation, with trials showing increases of over...

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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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