Date: 14 September 2023

DSV Champion is in joint top position for yield in both the one-year and five-year AHDB harvest results for currently recommended varieties, with 26 of the 30 fungicide-treated trials sites now having been recorded and validated.

The results published on August 12th, show the variety on 106% of controls for both categories with the newly RL-listed DSV Oxford in joint second poisition for both the five-year results at 104% and the one-year results at 105% of controls.

"DSV Champion and DSV Oxford have been exceptionally high performing varieties in AHDB trials this year and this has been backed-up by results from other trials up and down the country.

"This underlines their remarkable consistency and resilience across a broad range of different locations and growing conditions and why they are proving exceptionally popular with growers drilling for 2024 harvest.

"In the current 2023/24 RL, DSV Champion is the top variety when drilled on heavy soils and second on light soils confirming its versatility and suitability to a wide range of sites.

'It's a great option for later planting, too, with one of the highest scores on the list for a late drilled situation and is the second highest yielding wheat on the RL when grown as either a first or second cereal.

As well as top level yield performance, DSV Oxford is a variety that excels when it comes to grain quality and in-field reliability, she says

"It's a variety that combines high treated and untreated yields with a robust disease package, borne out of our Wardington-based breeding station’s relatively Westerly location, with a 9 for yellow rust resistance in the latest RL.

“This is complimented by a sound overall agronomic package including 6s for Mildew and Fusarium resistance with the added benefit of OWBM resistance."