HGCA-Recommended winter oilseed rape Sesame is showing consistency in its yields as growers look into the barn to see the results of their second year of success with the variety, and the 5-year trials results see Sesame stay at the top.
"This has been another good year for us with our Sesame once again yielding well in excess of 5 tonnes/ha overall on our 12ha (29.7 acre) crop,' comments Sesame seed grower Nick Wilson. "With the crop safely in the barn, our overall yield is 5.80 tonnes/ha (2.34 t/acre).
"I would say one of the reasons for Sesame's success for us is that, while the top yielding areas are high, the average has been pushed up by the fact that yields from our less-favoured areas are still good.'
"Another plus is that the variety does recover well, as we had one small field where it was hammered by the pigeons, and I would not have given it much hope of yielding anything. Yet we still got a respectable 1.8 tonnes/ha from it.
"A final comment is that it has been easy to harvest. Although it is a taller variety, it stands well and is an even, flat top crop.'
Theo Labuda, breeder LSPB's managing director adds: "Looking at official trials results to date, while these are still fluid until the later sets of trials are harvested, it is clear that Sesame is giving consistently good yields with a current list-topping 5-year overall seed yield.'
Image: Sesame grower Nick Wilson has seen as second year yield of well in excess of 5t/ha from his crop.