“Wembley’s results in the latest posted AHDB figures for 2015 Recommended List trials confirm the variety’s consistently good performance across three seasons,” says Tom Nickerson of breeders agents Ebbage Seeds.
“Once again, Wembley has top performance in the latest table for gross output based on 2012-15 mean scores to date. Although there some more sites to come in, Wembley looks set for another outstanding year with the yield gap between the Wembley and other top-of-list contenders just 0.6%, highlighting how close the leading varieties are.
“Wembley also continues to show a good agronomic profile in the trials with its Stem Canker and Light Leaf Spot scores looking strong again.
“There are similar good results on other key varietal measures with a double ‘7’ for flowering and maturity and a double ‘8’ for stem stiffness and resistance to lodging.
“Above all, the message we want to emphasise is that in the often ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ world of new oilseed rape varieties, Wembley is proving itself as a consistent top yielder and performer – and that is good news for growers,” adds Tom Nickerson.