HGCA OILSEED RAPE CANDIDATE WEMBLEY SCORES IN RECOMMENDED LIST AND BREEDERS TRIALS

LSPB oilseeds breeder Craig Padley scores Wembley in trialsWembley is a restored hybrid winter oilseed rape from LS Plant Breeders Ltd (LSPB) that is a candidate for the HGCA East/West region Recommended List.

“The variety has already demonstrated great promise in its two years of HGCA Recommended List trials, with the highest gross output of all candidates,” says Craig Padley, the company’s oilseeds breeder. “Importantly, we have seen consistency in performance over Wembley’s RL trials years combined with good agronomic characteristics, high oil content and treated seed yield.

“When we look into the detailed results of the HGCA RL candidate trials, they back up our breeders evaluations, with Wembley showing good stem stiffness and high resistance to lodging. The variety also has good field performance with resistance to light leaf spot and stem canker, and its overall agronomic package gives Wembley good autumn vigour, spring vigour and early flowering time.

“2015 will be its first commercial year and the high consistency of gross output in its two years of RL trials and robust field performance adds up to a variety that looks set to score well with growers,” adds Mr Padley.

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