Insiders View – A new matrix…


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Though yield has often been a downfall of Clearfield varieties, a breakthrough in breeding means a new candidate from DSV looks like it could change the game for growers. CPM reviews DSV Matrix CL. Growers will no longer have to choose between taking advantage of Clearfield technology and high yield potential. By Charlotte Cunningham Clearfield technology has been around for several years now, and while it undoubtedly serves a very important purpose, many have felt certain traits tend to lag behind their competitors. But since their launch, breeding strategies and capabilities have developed somewhat, and now DSV claims it has a new oilseed rape variety in its portfolio which changes the game… Meet Matrix CL – the firm’s latest high yielding Clearfield OSR which is lined up to break through the former limitations of Clearfield varieties. Dr Alexander Doering has been with DSV since 2012, working on oilseed development. “Matrix CL has been in the pipeline for quite some time. When we’re breeding for hybrid winter OSR we have a timeline of 12 years – if we’re going for Clearfield – which starts by making the very first crosses, before moving onto the development of the parental lines and…
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Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

Familiar names from 2020 made the...