All of the top six highest yielding oilseed rape varieties on this year’s Recommended List (RL) are bred by Limagrain, reinforcing the success of its ‘trait loading’ approach, in providing UK growers with varieties that are robust and deliver consistently across seasons and regions.
Two exciting new varieties join these top six on the RL for the first time: LG Aviron and LG Antigua. Hybrid LG Aviron gains UK wide recommendation with an extremely high gross output of 108% over control. It shares this top position with stable mate Ambassador, which has held onto its very high yields for the second season in a row. “Trait loading of our varieties means that LG Aviron offers the N-Flex trait unique to Limagrain’s oilseed rape varieties, as well as resistance to pod shatter, TuYV and RLM 7,” says Will Charlton, Limagrain’s oilseed rape product manager.
“The N-Flex trait is a relatively new trait launched in our hybrids last year, offering a step forward in the way that oilseed rape varieties minimise yield losses in sub-optimal N conditions.” “Ambassador and LG Aviron; the
two highest yielding varieties on the RL, possess this trait and have demonstrated their robustness and resilience in what was a challenging season for oilseed rape. LG Aviron has proven itself to be a very vigorous hybrid, that can establish well in challenging seedbeds.”
Gaining recommendation for the east/west, with an extremely high gross output of 109% of control and 108% for the UK, LG Antigua is the second of Limagrain’s fully loaded hybrids to join the top six on the RL this autumn.
“LG Antigua offers a comprehensive genetic traits package: combining TuYV, pod shatter and RLM 7 resistance and good disease resistance.”
“The variety has excellent plant vigour characteristics in both the autumn and spring, and offers the earliest maturity available on the RL which is a valuable trait on farm,” points out Mr. Charlton.