Compass – Straight to the point
Breeders DSV are delighted with the addition of
Compass to both of the UK winter oilseed
rape recommended lists (East and West and North). Sales Director Mike Mann said '
Compass delivers all the attributes farmers
expect from a DSV hybrid – the fastest autumn vigour, excellent agronomics, and very importantly,
extremely high oil content, and therefore maximum gross margin potential' The addition of
Compass contributes to the recent success
of the company, joining other varieties on the list, Dimension, Flash and Hammer, which have
already taken significant market share. DSV will also be releasing Climber and Record to the UK
market place this year.
is one of the few varieties that
delivers across the UK, with an excellent gross output in East and West regions, as well as
outstanding performance in the North. ‘An important attribute, says Mr Mann’. ‘’ There are very few
varieties that do so well everywhere, and this demonstrates the flexibility of the variety across a
wide range of soil types and climatic conditions. The fact that Compass has the highest score for
autumn vigour may be part of the reason why it does so well.’’
In the Northern region,
gave 3% more gross output than last
years list topper, and delivered very high gross output at every site, from Croft to
was well received on farm this
year, following some excellent trial results, and strongly supported by the seed trade’’ Mike
continued. ‘’ The advantages of hybrids like
are now being recognised across the
UK. The flexible sowing window, strong Autumn and Spring growth and ability to compensate better
under difficult conditions than a conventional variety are all real benefits to growers’’.
He went on to say ’’German yields remain above those in the UK, but the greater use of hybrids
in that market is a key part of the reason – farm data has shown hybrids deliver an average
350kg/ha more than conventional varieties. In the UK, a survey last year showed a clear hybrid
advantage, and it is expected to show the same when repeated later this season’..