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Trinity a Growers Guide. Mark Nightingale Plant Breeder. Picking a Winner in the UK !. Task Identify and select varieties for the U.K. market Elsoms Sites Six U.K. Trial locations Five are co-located with Official trials Three specific disease testing locations in the U.K.

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Trinity a Growers Guide

Mark Nightingale

Plant Breeder


Picking a Winner in the UK !

  • Task

    • Identify and select varieties for the U.K. market

  • Elsoms Sites

    • Six U.K. Trial locations

      • Five are co-located with Official trials

      • Three specific disease testing locations in the U.K.

        • LLS Specific nurseries - EW region & Scotland

        • Canker: specific nurseries in the EW region

        • Club root: specific nurseries - U.K. + Europe


Yield


Gross Output – OP’s


Gross Output – Hybrids (Trinity)


Agronomy


Establishing the Crop

  • Good autumn vigour

  • Strong rapid development

  • Robust autumn plant architecture

  • Good winter hardiness - not prostrate

  • Strong early spring growth reported from 2013 seed crops.


Earliness – OP’s


Earliness - Hybrids (Trinity)


Plant Height – OP’s


Plant Height - Hybrids


Standing Power – OP’s


Standing Power - Hybrids (Trinity)


Disease Resistance


Disease Scores – OP’s


Disease Scores - Hybrids


Verticillium Wilt

  • Not just a European disease…..

  • An increasing problem in the UK!

  • Dr Gladders’ recommendations for managing the risk were

    • Determine its prevalence on individual farms

    • Good agronomy – a strong plant holds off verticillium

    • Extended rotations

    • Variety choice

  • Trinity has good resistance –

    • Galileo parent has very good resistance

    • Trinity performed excellently in the Gottingen trials.


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