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GEORGE is a high gross output hybrid oilseed rape variety with outstanding disease resistance new to the AHDB Recommended List for 2019. Latest AHDB trial results show GEORGE with a current gross output average of 5.4 t/ha in the UK.

Seed is available exclusively through Gleadells and Agrovista.

Breeding insights

"GEORGE offers an advance in oilseed rape agronomics with short, stiff straw that gives the variety strong standing power, as well as outstanding disease resistance. Combine this with high seed yield and high gross output - a superb variety."
- Mark Bullen

Mark Bullen

Variety Overview

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2019 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in.

Yield

 

Gross output* (E/W)

Seed yield* (UK)

Oil content (%)

GEORGE

102

102

45.5

Elgar

103

103

45.1

Alizze

102

102

45.8

* % treated control (Gross output E/W= 5.3 t/ha; Seed yield UK = 5.0 t/ha)

[ ] = limited data

 

Agronomic features

                  

Resistance to lodging (1-9)

Earliness of flowering (1-9)

Earliness of maturity (1-9)

GEORGE

8

7

5

Elgar

8

6

6

Alizze

8

8

5

 

Disease profile

 

Leaf spot (1-9)

Stem canker (1-9)

GEORGE

6

[8]

Elgar

7

6

Alizze

7

5