Selected OSR Varieties

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Regional suitability is indicated by E, W, N, symbols.  

These refer to Recommended List inclusion, Candidate List status or the fact that a variety has been commercially

grown in that region by Agrovista and deemed to be suitable.

Hybrid OSR Varieties





Reliable class leading yield and consistent performance are the hallmarks of DeKalbs leading hybrid. In addition, DK Exception’s wide drilling window makes it a very flexible variety to have on farm, especially when drilling conditions are challenging. 
DK Exception is the most widely grown hybrid in Northern Europe and is the most consistent variety in the DeKalb portfolio. Used as the benchmark in Monsanto’s own European trials, DK Exception offers all the usual benefits from the DeKalb breeding programme such as pod shatter resistance, strong disease resistance and excellent autumn and spring vigour.

DK Exclaim has performed particularly well in more Northern areas.

Strong disease resistance especially light leaf spot tolerance, pod shatter resistance and robust autumn vigour ensure DK Exclaim will continue to build market share in Northern regions.

George from Syngenta features on the 2018/19 AHDB candidate list.

Class-leading disease scores of 7 for light leaf spot and 8 for stem canker ensure George will be a robust performer in the field.

Stiff straw, early to harvest and enjoying a high oil content all combine to make George not only a very profitable option but one that is easy to manage as well.

Conventional OSR varieties

(TuYV Resistance)



Annalise has two class-leading attributes, the first being that it is one of the latest generation of conventional varieties from Limagrain that exhibits resistance to TuYV. 

Secondly, Annalise can claim the highest oil content (47%) of any variety in the AHDB recommended lists.

High yielding with strong light leaf spot resistance ensures Annalise ticks all the boxes for a modern day conventional oilseed rape variety.

Nikita is the highest yielding conventional oilseed rape variety
recommended for the UK region on the 2018/19 AHDB recommended list. High gross output, stiff straw and a robust light leaf spot score of 7 ensure that Nikita will perform well in the field.

Nikita’s high oil content also promises the potential of a substantial oil bonus increasing profitability over competitor varieties.


Clubroot Tolerant OSR varieties

(TuYV Resistance)



SY Alibaba from Syngenta is a new generation Clubroot tolerant variety that demonstrates best in class resistance to the common strains of Clubroot.

Significantly better stem canker tolerance than Mentor and up to 0.4 tonne hectare increase in yield over that variety should mean that SY Alibaba becomes the industry standard for Clubroot tolerant varieties in 2018. 


Clearfield OSR varieties




Now firmly established as the number one Clearfield variety in the UK. DK Imperial CL is a normal height hybrid retaining good disease scores typical of the DeKalb breeding programme. 
DK Imperial CL features pod shatter resistance which is
technically important for a Clearfield variety as this minimises volunteers in the following crop.

Phoenix CL is a new generation Clearfield variety from DSV featuring very high yield, pod shatter resistance and impressive autumn and spring vigour.

For those looking to maximise yield potential from this rapidly expanding sector, Phoenix CL is the ideal choice.

For more information on our Selected key varieties for the upcoming season,

contact our Seed Office on 01353 667 834 or speak to your local agronomist.


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