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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.
Root structure hold key to future oilseed rape varieties
New trials focusing on how oilseed rape roots develop is giving seed breeders DSV fresh insight into how stronger and more tolerant varieties can be developed in the future.
UK Verticillium Wilt Trials
Trials by Suffolk-based agricultural consultancy group Agrivice Ltd have focused on verticillium wilt tolerance in close rotations and confirm the need for strong early growth and primary root development.
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