Wembley winter oilseed rape was featured in the AHDB Recommended List plots of the latest varieties at Cereals 2016 last week.
“One of the key attributes of Wembley as a restored hybrid is its consistency in performance, as evidenced by its years in NL and RL trials,” comments Theo Labuda of LS Plant Breeders Ltd (LSPB). “We believe consistency will become ever more important as increasingly changeable weather confounds growers each season.
“It was something that was brought home to those of us who arrived at Cereals with umbrellas and raingear, and ended up searching for the sunscreen.
“This leads on to a more serious point when choosing your oilseed rape variety this year - with unpredictable weather patterns becoming the norm, hybrid oilseed rape varieties, such as Wembley, stand out as having secure, stable and consistent yields.
“In addition, they can be sown later, show better disease resistance, and have enormous vitality and compensation ability.
“Now in its first commercial year, Wembley is on the AHDB East/West region Recommended List and has shown consistently high gross output in trials, good agronomic characteristics, high oil content, high treated seed yield, good stem stiffness and high resistance to lodging.”