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New oilseed rape variety 'produces excellent yields'

PUBLISHED: 14:56 04 May 2019

Grainseed's Neil Groom with breeder Mike Pickford, who has developed new OSR variety Keeper  Picture: LUCY SMITH-REEVE

Grainseed's Neil Groom with breeder Mike Pickford, who has developed new OSR variety Keeper Picture: LUCY SMITH-REEVE

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An oilseed rape variety from Eye-based seed firm Grainseed has made it onto National List trials.

Keeper, said to be suitable for growers in the east as well as the west of the country, is a new conventional variety bred specifically for the UK market by independent breeder Mike Pickford, said technical director Neil Groom.

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“It is an agronomically sound variety with excellent disease ratings which will make it a firm favourite on farm. It has produced excellent yields around the country including the more challenging sites.”

In 2017 harvest it yielded an outstanding 6.28 tonnes/hectare in Herefordshire, 5.93 t/ha in Shropshire, 5.83 t/ha in Suffolk, 5.45 t/ha in South Yorkshire, 5.41 t/ha in Northumberland, 5.11 t/ha in Oxfordshire, 4.52 t/ha in South Lincolnshire, 4.48 t/ha in Hampshire and 4.22 t/ha in North Lincolnshire.

It also has a good oil level of 45.5%, said Neil.

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