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Higher yield trend continues with 2017 sugar beet Recommended List new additions

The trend towards higher yield in sugar beet varieties is reflected in the performance of the eight new varieties added to the Recommended and Descriptive Lists for 2017.


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Five new varieties have been added to the RL; two from KWS, Darnella KWS and Alisha KWS; two from Limagrain, BTS 260 and BTS 860 (bred by Betaseeds); and one from SESVanderHave, Firefly.

 

Recommended List board chairman Mike May says: “It is good to see the yield improvement that we have seen over the years is still continuing, with the established control varieties producing 113 adjusted t/ha in trials and the best new ones up to 5 per cent more than those.”

 

The three new BCN tolerant varieties added to the Descriptive List come from three different companies; Cantona KWS from KWS, Davy from Strube and Flixter from Syngenta.

 

“The yield results on the DL are in the absence of BCN and show that the best varieties are now virtually on a par with the RL varieties.

 

“However, before selecting these, growers should discuss options with the BBRO and breeders who will have more information on their performance in the presence of the pest,” adds Mr May.

 

In total there are 16 varieties on the Recommended List for 2017 and seven varieties on the Descriptive List. Of the latter, six varieties offer BCN tolerance and one variety, Sandra KWS, offers enhanced rhizomania resistance (AYPR).

 

The full list is available here

 


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Sugar beet Recommended List 2017

Darnella KWS

BTS 260

Sabatina KWS

Alisha KWS

BTS 470

BTS 860

Salamanca KWS

Firefly

BTS 340

Pasteur

Haydn

Hornet

Springbok

Cayman

Stingray

SY Muse

 

Source: BBRO/BSPB

Sugar beet Descriptive List 2017

Sandra KWS

Cantona KWS

Aurora

Leesha KWS

Davy

Flixter

Thor

 

*Source BBRO/BSPB

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