Amalie is a conventional, open pollinated variety with good gross output potential, combined with good lodging and excellent disease resistance as well as high oil content.
Amalie has Turnip Yellows Virus resistance (TuYV). This genetic breakthrough is fundamental for OSR growers in the aftermath of the ban on Neonicotinoid seed treatments.
Amalie has sound agronomic characters combined with a good disease resistance profile. Amalie has shown good gross output and treated yield potential in fungicide and neonicotinoid treated trials.
“TuYV is probably the most important, yet least understood, viral disease of oilseed rape in the UK. It is likely that TuYV is one of the principal reasons why commercial oilseed rape crops do not reach their genetic yield potential”.
Source: AHDB Research Review No. 69, Turnip Yellows Virus: An Emerging Threat to European Oilseed Rape Production?