Author: Levity Crop Science

Levity Visit 2015 European Field Trials.

Levity took a look at their field trial sites this week, and we are pleased to report the Levity treatments are showing up well. This year our focus in Europe has been on testing two new products ToucaN and Super ToucaN on potato, cereal and field vegetable crops ready for their launch in September 2015. Levity’s David Marks said “We have a major product launch coming up soon, and we have extensive field trials in place in the UK and northern Europe, as well as extensive research trials at our Lancaster University and Myerscough Agricultural College. It’s an exciting...

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New Myerscough Facilities Increase Levity’s Research Capacity.

Levity is pleased to announce that they have further expanded their research facilities at Myerscough Agricultural College. Since relocating their head office to Myerscough’s Rural Business Centre in 2013 Levity have experienced rapid growth. In 2014 Levity took on larger offices at Myserscough College’s Rural Business Centre, and now Levity have further expanded their presence on campus, by taking space in a new £400,000 research glasshouse. Levity’s Head of Research Anna Weston said “We are delighted to be able to further increase our presence here” Anna is a Myerscough College alumni, and a former star student, having picked up...

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Levity Welcome Dr Antje Fiebig

Levity are pleased to announce that Dr Antje Fiebig will be working with Levity for six months, on an ambitious programme of research investigating new applications for titanium in agricultural crops. Dr Fiebig gained a BSc in Horticulture from the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden, Germany, doing her dissertation research in Japan. After completing her PhD, funded by the Horticultural Development Company, she stayed on at the Lancaster Environment Centre as a research associate. The project, funded by EPSRC IAA seed funding grant, will be jointly supervised by David Marks of Levity CropScience and Dr Ian Dodd of...

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Omex Secure Byron (Clubroot Treatment) For Exclusive Testing 2015

“Levity CropScience is pleased to announce, Omex have secured exclusive testing rights of Byron (anti-clubroot treatment) during 2015”. Clubroot is a worldwide problem, that contributes to significant crop losses in nearly every agricultural market outside of Africa.   The estimated crop losses in the UK alone are £30m a year, due to the clubroot pathogen, Plasmdiophora Brassicae. Clubroot is a is a disease of Brassicas, and affects nearly every species of brassica we cultivate for food, from savoy cabbage and brussel sprouts through to oil seed rape. Clubroot infection causes characteristic galling and swelling of the roots. The root...

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