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Forage Watch 2016

Over 90 years ago, DSV started breeding grass and forage species, with the aim of improving the performance of animals.

 

PEST TOLERANCE TRIALS SHOW VARIETAL RESILIENCE

Trials being carried out in the UK and Germany are showing how new hybrid genetics can help oilseed rape crops bounce back after severe pest attack early in the growth cycle, says DSV UK’s Michael Farr.

Verticillium wilt has been the focus of much breeding development in Germany in recent times

Verticillium wilt has been the focus of much breeding development in Germany in recent times following a steady rise in the disease’s incidence over the last 20 years, says Dr. Alex Doering of seed breeders DSV.

OSR Watch 2015

Although not a disease criteria identified on current HGCA Recommended Lists, choosing oilseed rape varieties with proven tolerance to verticillium wilt could be a good idea for UK growers if the recent experience in mainland Europe is anything to go by, says Dr. Alex Doering of seed breeders DSV.

New trials show importance of matching drilling date to variety choice

It’s not just a question of choosing a ‘high vigour’ variety to help protect against potential losses from pests and diseases without neonicotinoids, says Mike Mann of DSV UK.


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