Strong new our varieties and wheat portfolio added at Cereals

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The next generation PNN (post neonicotinoid) oilseed rape variety Sparrow 45 will be introduced by DSV at Cereals 2017 alongside new National List contenders and an enhanced wheat portfolio.

“Sparrow 45 is a hybrid variety with one of the highest gross outputs on the AHDB candidate list for 2017/18,” explains DSV’s Sarah Hawthorne.

“The variety achieves 107% gross output and a seed yield of 107% combined with an oil content of 45.5%.”

Sparrow 45 – named like the highly successful Incentive 45 for its rapid establishment in the critical first 45 days after drilling – is also the first of DSV’s new generation PNN (post neonicotinoid) varieties to feature disease resistance layering. (see separate press release DSV073)

“Sparrow 45 is a single-layered PNN variety with excellent light leaf spot and phoma stem canker resistance.

“In fact in the AHDB candidate list for 2017/18, Sparrow 45 has a 7 for light leaf spot and a 6 for stem canker. Furthermore, the ground hugging nature of the variety means it is unlikely to require a PGR.”

With Clearfield varieties doubling their area last year, visitors will also be able to see DSV’s popular Veritas CL growing.

“Veritas CL is a high-yielding Imidazolinone resistant hybrid oilseed rape with DSV’s characteristic high level of winter vigour.

“In true DSV style, Veritas CL establishes well and delivers high yields. It is particularly popular with growers who appreciate the obvious benefits a Clearfield variety provides in terms of effective weed control.

“Key to the success of Veritas CL is that it offers consistent performance alongside its Clearfield benefits and also offers good disease resistance including the RL7 gene for Phoma and a strong score for Light Leaf Spot.”

Other DSV oilseed rape varieties on display are the highly successful Incentive 45, the PNN variety Dariot and some new names currently in National List trials with strong characteristics including resistance to Turnip Yellow Virus.

DSV will also be showing four wheat varieties including Marston and Olympus. The portfolio now covers all nabim groups, Sarah Hawthorne says.

“Marston is a high yielding hard feed winter wheat with a very good disease score for Yellow Rust and Septoria. It has a normal height and has a good resistance to lodging, both treated and untreated. Throughout trials, internally and externally, little lodging has been seen.

Marston also has a very good disease resistance package compared to current RL varieties, she adds.

“Its combined score is one of highest of all the current hard feed wheats. It also has the highest resistance to Yellow rust and one of the highest scores for Septoria tritici of all the varieties on the Candidate and Recommended List for 2017/18.”

Olympus is a high yielding NABIM Group 4 hard winter wheat, she explains. “Olympus has good potential in the feed market, standing strong at 95cm with an excellent overall disease resistance package and very good grain quality.

“It has excellent disease resistance with one of the best overall disease packages compared to other varieties currently on the AHDB recommended list. It also carries the Pch1 Rendezvous resistance gene for eyespot.”

Visitors to the Cereals stand will also be able to see an ISARIA Nitrogen crop sensor close up and take part in a competition to win free hire and technical support for the system for a whole year.
The DSV stand is no. 629.


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