DSV Theodore is the only variety on the recommended list to get a 9 for septoria resistance, says the company’s Sarah Hawthorne (above). It also scores 9 for yellow rust and 8 for brown rust.
“DSV Champion combines a similar comprehensive disease package with outstanding untreated yield and real world versatility and it looks like DSV Oxford is following in the same mould.
“With a high level of versatility and consistency of production, DSV Oxford performs to its full potential in both higher input systems and more regenerative ones.”
Overall UK average yield for DSV Oxford sits at 103.7% of control with particularly strong performance of 105% in the West. But an untreated yield of 86% underlines its in-built resilience too, says Ms Hawthorne.
“It’s a strong, well structured wheat standing at 84.6cm without PGRs so it’s going to be a tough contender in the more variable growing conditions now prevalent in the UK plus it is likely to be an easy harvester.
“Good grain quality and strong agronomic performance are particular features with orange wheat blossom midge resistance and a dependable package of genetics delivering 6s for septoria and mildew resistance plus, importantly, an 8 for yellow rust.”