|OUR WEB SITE WILL BE FULLY UPDATED WHEN THE NEW OFFICIAL RECOMMENDED LISTS ARE PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER.|
FOR NOW, WE HAVE SUMMARISED OUR RESULTS FOR 2018 HARVEST BELOW AND WILL UPDATE THE DETAILED INFORMATION FOR EACH OF OUR CURRENT AND NEW VARIETIES AS FINAL DATA BECOMES AVAILABLE.
“We continue to develop our portfolio as we invest in plant breeding to bring UK growers, advisers and the seed trade varieties with increased yield - added to improved agronomic characters.
Provisional figures from the 2018 PGRO Recommended List trials show our spring bean varieties continuing to take top places. Lynx, Fanfare, Vertigo and Mallory bring high yields for growers - and the downy mildew rating of '7' for Lynx is noteworthy. Also our specialist spring bean varieties Tiffany and now Victus are distinguished by a high protein and low Vicine and Convine content - characters that will help to further develop the UK pulse market with end users.
The provisional RL trials figures for combining peas show an excellent performance for our large blue peas - Bluetime, Blueman and Bluetooth - with Blueman having the highest possible ‘9’ rating for downy mildew on the current RL. Campus has a strong position in the marketplace and an excellent reputation with both end users and growers. Our Marrowfat variety, Aikido, maintains its position as leading its class. And for the future, we have two new pea varieties, Croft and Pastoral, progressing through the trials system.
The AHDB winter oilseed rape Recommended List trials for 2018 show LSPB's hybrid variety Wembley maintaining its consistent gross output performance in the East-West region with good agronomic characters: stem stiffness, high resistance to lodging, good autumn vigour, spring vigour and early flowering time - plus resistance to light leaf spot and stem canker.
Mentor is the only winter oilseed rape variety on the RL with a specific recommendation for clubroot in both North and East-West regions. It is recommended for growing on land infected with clubroot and is resistant to common strains of clubroot, although not all.
Our new clubroot resistant oilseed rape Crome has shown good results in this year’s RL candidate trials. And we have further improved oilseed rape varieties progressing in private and official trials, such as clubroot resistant Croozer, which has gone into RL trials and shows a ‘9’ rating for stem canker.
We are also starting to see the first varieties from our developing cereal breeding programme.
We are proud of our success and our long pedigree in plant breeding of oilseeds, pulses, cereals and forage crops as the UK company of NPZ-Lembke, a privately-owned, plant breeding company with a long track record of bringing successful varieties to UK growers.”
Theo Labuda, LSPB Managing Director