Oilseed Rape

We have a long and successful track record in oilseed rape breeding with a strong market presence. The current AHDB List includes UK-Recommended Turing and Vegas, East/West-Recommended Murray, Respect and Flemming - plus clubroot resistant Crome - and Resort as the only listed HEAR variety. In addition, we have Zidane as a high yielding Candidate. For the future, we have varieties progressing through the trials system as we continue our breeding programme which is focused on hybrids with improved yield and agronomics added to consistency in performance.

OILSEED RAPE OVERVIEW

Data Source: Recommended List for winter oilseed rape
2023/24 reproduced with full acknowledgement to AHDB.

Variety NameGross outputOil contentResistance to lodgingStem stiffnessShortness of stemEarliness of floweringEarliness of maturityLight leaf spotStem canker
UKTuring10744.3(8)868568
UKVegas10545.3(8)867589
E/WMurray10644.5(8)867578
E/WRespect10444.9(8)867567
E/WFlemming10144.5(8)966478
SpCrome9745.78867564
HEARResort8945.48877555
CANDZidane---------

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Resort

Resort is a high erucic acid rape (HEAR) restored hybrid variety intended for specialist use in industrial processes and is a UK Described variety on the AHDB List in 2022/23.

Murray

Murray is very high yielding with exceptional RlmS Phoma resistance. It has very good Light leaf spot scores, mid-maturity and is very vigorous -particularly in the spring.

Crome

Crome is a restored hybrid with a Specific Recommendation (Sp) by AHDB for the UK in 2022/23 for growing on land infected with common strains of clubroot. It has a high gross output, is early flowering with a high yield, good stem stiffness and resistance to lodging.

Vegas

Vegas is very high yielding with exceptional RlmS Phoma resistance. It has very good Light leaf spot scores, mid maturity and is very vigorous - particularly in the spring.

Flemming

Flemming is a restored hybrid with a Recommendation by AHDB for the E/W region in 2023/24. It has high resistance to Stem canker from the major new RlmS Phoma resistance gene and is also resistant to TuYV. It has a high gross output, good stem stiffness and resistance to lodging.

Picasso

Picasso is a restored hybrid with high resistance to Stem canker from a Phoma resistance gene called RLm7 and is also resistant to TuYV. It is exceptionally vigorous and early to mature with good stem stiffness and resistance to lodging.

Turing

Turing is the highest yielding variety on the AHDB Recommended List. It has very good Light leaf spot scores and resistance to lodging

Respect

Respect is a restored hybrid with a Recommendation by AHDB for the E/W region in 2022/23. It has a high gross output with high resistance to Stem canker from a new major Phoma resistance gene called RlmS, good stem stiffness and resistance to lodging.

Zidane

Zidane is a high yielding candidate for the AHDB Recommended List with TuYV resistance. It has very good Light leaf spot scores and resistance to lodging