Corteva Agriscience’s winter oilseed rape hybrid seed has taken the top position on AHDB’s Recommended List for 2022.
PT303 Protector Sclerotinia from Pioneer, the seed brand of Corteva Agriscience, demonstrated the highest gross output yield, with a UK mean gross output of 107%.
The hybrid is also resistant to the Turnip Yellows Virus (TuYV) and is the first winter oilseed rape variety to offer genetic protection against the yield-sapping disease sclerotinia.
“PT303’s yields are market-leading, and it has clearly demonstrated that it has the resilience required for the UK’s challenging conditions,” said Corteva’s Seeds and Inoculants manager Andy Stainthorpe.
He added: “In addition to its yield return, PT303 provides growers with a new unique type of protection against the costly consequences of delayed or missed flowering fungicide applications. PT303 gives growers a unique and more complete agronomic package.”
Agricultural contractor and grower, Tim Russon, trialled PT303 in 2021, saying: “I was pleased with the oilseed rape in my rotation this year and harvested it at the start of August, yielding 1.63 tonnes per acre which, with prices up, was really positive.”