NEW varieties of wheat, oilseed rape and forage were launched by DSV on its stand at CropTec, this week.
The firm has an expanding maize portfolio, with a DSV variety now available for most situations in the UK.
Petroschka is medium maturing and aimed at the forage market and is particularly suitable for rearing livestock with excellent energy yield and disease resistance, while LiRoyal is another early maturer for the forage market, with high starch and impressive yields.
Its new TerraLife range of cover crop mixes continues to develop, with three mixtures suitable for vegetable growers, especially sugar beet and potatoes.
BetaSola is a mixture specifically for farmers with issues with nematodes in sugar beet, vegetable brassicas and carrots. It is for use against several species of nematodes.
For potato growers, SolaRigol DT is a useful cover crop for intensive rotations. It shades the ground quickly and has a strong network of roots to penetrate the soil and increase biodiversity.
Alongside DSV’s established oilseed rape varieties, like the Clearfield varieties, Phoenix CL and Plurax CL, there is also an upcoming AHDB List contender, Temptation
This is DSV’s first variety with turnip yellows virus (TuYV) resistance and it also has multi-gene for phoma and light leaf spot. This variety also has a strong gross output score for East, West and North regions.
The firm also expected to have at least three AHDB oilseed rape List candidate varieties with triple layers for resistance to TuYV, pod shatter resistance and multi-gene resistance for stem canker phoma. 
Within the wheat portfolio there is also likely to be a new candidate for the West. Theodore is a group 4 hard wheat with list topping disease resistance.