LATEST PGRO DESCRIPTIVE LISTS CONFIRM THE PERFORMANCE OF LSPB’S CURRENT AND NEWLY ADDED PULSE VARIETIES FOR UK GROWERS
The new PGRO Descriptive List (DL) for spring beans is once again headed by Lynx, underlining its consistency. Lynx is joined by LSPB’s varieties Ghengis, Victus, Macho, Vertigo and Yukon.
It is worth noting that the LVC variety Victus (low vicine/convicine) is now closing the yield gap with conventional varieties, while Yukon continues to combine the earliest maturity with highest downy mildew on the DL.
LSPB’s winter bean Pantani remains the earliest on the DL with high standing ability matched with the shortest straw.
Carrington green pea is again the top yielding combining pea on the PGRO DL along with newly added Butterfly, Stroma and Bluetime.
Orchestra is a very high yielding yellow pea with high thousand seed weight and a good set of agronomic characters.
LSPB’s Akooma marrowfat pea is joined by new addition Takayama. Both varieties bringing a significant yield boost over the older marrowfat varieties on the DL.
Michael Shuldham, LS Plant Breeding Ltd (LSPB) pulses product manager, comments: “Our pulse varieties are a strong constituent of the new PGRO 2023 Descriptive Lists and show the continuing improvement of pulse varieties for yield, agronomic characters and marketability.
“All our pulse varieties, both continuing and added to the new DL, as well as promising candidates in our pipeline, demonstrate our continuing commitment to developing the UK pulse crop in the future.”