Expanding Wheat, Oilseed Rape & Maize Ranges from DSV

Expanding Wheat, Oilseed Rape & Maize Ranges from DSV

New varieties of wheat, oilseed rape and forage joined DSVs established portfolio of wheat, OSR and cover crops on their stand at CropTec 2018. Weve got an expanding maize portfolio with a DSV variety now available for most situations, says the companys Emma Bedford.

Petroschka is medium maturing for the forage market and is particularly suitable for rearing livestock with excellent energy yield and disease resistance. Also newly added to the portfolio is LiRoyal, another early maturing variety for the forage market with high starch content and impressive yields. The TerraLife range of cover crop mixes continues to develop with three mixtures suitable for vegetable growers especially sugar beet and potatoes, she explains. BetaSola is a mixture specifically for farmers with issues of nematodes in sugar beet, vegetable brassicas and carrots and is suitable for use against several species of nematodes.

For potato growers, SolaRigol DT is useful in intensive rotations. It shades the ground quickly and has a strong network of roots to penetrate the soil and increase biodiversity.

BetaMaxx DT is designed for rotations with sugar beet to improve the soils crumb structure and organic matter, allowing direct drilling of cash crops. Alongside DSVs established oilseed rape varieties, including Clearfield varieties Phoenix CL and Plurax CL, there is, hopefully, an upcoming newly AHDB recommended variety Temptation, Emma Bedford Explains. Temptation is DSVs first variety with Turnip Yellow Virus (TuYV) resistance and it also has multi- gene resistance for phoma and light leaf spot. The variety has a strong gross output score for both East and West and North regions.

We also expect to have at least three AHDB oilseed rape candidate varieties with triple layers for resistance to TuYV, pod shatter resitance and multi-gene resistance for stem canker phoma.

Within the wheat portfolio there is also likely to be a new candidate for the West region joining the AHDB list from DSV, she adds. Theodore is a new group 4 hard wheat with list topping disease resistance and outstanding untreated yield and we have high hopes of being a variety suitable for use by farmers in 2019.​

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

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