BETTER varieties looks set to allow plant breeder, LSPB, compete better in the UK, especially with its pulse and OSR ranges.

As its varieties make their mark on the PGRO and AHDB Recommended Lists for 2017, the company is promising to make its mark with growers in the UK.

“The 2017 PGRO Recommended List for spring beans showed our fully recommended varieties, Vertigo and Fanfare, being joined by Lynx – which has the highest downy mildew resistance – plus top yield ranking,” pointed out Theo Labuda, its managing director.

“In addition, the 2017 PGRO List for combining peas shows fully recommended Salamanca and Gregor for white peas, along with Bluetooth and Campus for the large blue category.

"Also our new marrowfat pea, Aikido, is in its second year of provisional recommendation and at the head of its category for yield."

On oilseeds, he added: “The AHDB winter oilseed rape Recommended Lists show our hybrids, Wembley and Angus, maintaining their consistent performance in the East-West region, with specially recommended, clubroot-resistant Mentor continuing on both East-West and North region lists."

And, he promised more is ahead: “As we look beyond the current year, we have a continuing stream of improved oilseed rape and pulse varieties progressing through the trials system – as well starting to see the first varieties in trials from our developing cereal breeding programme."