The latest AHDB Recommended Lists feature winter oilseed rape varieties from LSPB, with clubroot resistant Crome joined by newly-listed clubroot resistant Croozer - which also has highest stem canker resistance score - as well as Resort, the company’s newly-listed HEAR (high erucic acid) variety.
Theo Labuda, LSPB’s Managing Director, comments: “along with good rotations, oilseed rape growers on land in clubroot risk areas are advised to grow resistant varieties to counter the increasing threat of clubroot, which can cut rapeseed yields by up to 50%. The new RL highlights the important place occupied by our resistant varieties.
“Mentor was for long the only variety on the RL bringing growers clubroot resistance - it was succeeded by Crome last year with increased yields - and is now joined by Croozer with the highest phoma resistance (9) as an additional benefit.
“LSPB also has Resort, a newly-listed variety in the HEAR category. This fulfils a special market need and HEAR varieties can offer considerable premiums over conventional double low varieties to compensate for any slightly lower yield.
“LSPB’s variety Wembley is no longer on the RL, but still has an assured value with growers for its consistency in yield. It is an early flowering restored hybrid with a high resistance to lodging combined with good stem stiffness at maturity, added to high light leaf spot resistance.”