What the new TuYV resistant varieties mean for OSR yields

Lucinda Dan, Farmers Weekly - 10th May 2019

Two new varieties on the AHDB Recommended List this year offer growers the opportunity to protect their crops from the turnip yellows virus while also achieving top yields.

When the first TuYV resistant variety Amalie was introduced to the market in 2014 by breeder Limagrain, the pay-off for aphid resistance was low yields in normal conditions.

But newcomers Aspire and Temptation reveal how the genetics have moved on in the past five years, with conventional variety Aspire topping the RL by achieving 104% of the control.

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