Profile

Status: AHDB Candidate List 2021/22

DEVIL joined the new AHDB Candidate List in December 2021 and marks another significant step forward in DSV’s wide portfolio. DEVIL has the ability to produce high yields, performing particularly well in the East and West regions. Its reliability- being simple to grow with a high output is especially developed for the current economic and environmental climate.

DEVIL displays standout disease resistance characteristics and holds its own in Gross Output comparisons with a score of 105.5%, a Seed Yield of 105.1% and an excellent Oil Content of 44.6%. This variety offers growers a high level of protection from the growing threat of the TuYV virus now endemic across the UK where it has the potential to reduce yields by up to 20%. It is also one of only a few varieties to feature RLM7+ and multi-gene resistance to stem canker and is an agronomist-friendly variety well suited to integrated crop management systems due to its high resistance to light leaf spot with a score of 6. This variety has strong spring vigour and grows away quickly as the days start to get longer. Rapid development of new leaves is one this variety’s key attributes.

DEVIL is the first of the DSV varieties to carry the new Harvest Max protection traits, which give their varieties the maximum protection against harvest challenges. It offers some of the longest and biggest pods that DSV have bred to date, with new pod technology inbuilt, ensuring maximum seed retention during harvesting. This new characteristic also helps to ensure quick and even dry down of the plant. DEVIL offers growers a new short and compact canopy structure allowing quick and efficient combining.

DEVIL has a prostrate growth habit, which quickly produces considerable weed-inhibiting ground cover. This feature also means DEVIL is unlikely to need an autumn PGR. Its considerable vigour means that it can be safely drilled later in the season if weather conditions dictate this, although ideally it should be drilled in the optimum autumn window.

  • Carries the DSV Harvest Max protection traits with new, inbuilt pod technology that ensures maximum seed yield during harvesting.
  • A short and compact canopy assists more efficient combining.
  • Strong agronomic package including RLM7+ making it well-suited to integrated crop-management systems

Assessments

Autumn vigour
+ + +
Spring vigour
+ + +
Winter hardness
+ + +
Autumn vigour
+ + +
Spring vigour
+ + +
Winter hardness
+ + +

Agronomics Features

Resistance to lodging
9
very strong
Stem Stiffness
8
strong to very strong
Beginning of flowering
5
medium
Maturity
6
medium to late
Resistance to light leaf spot
6
medium to high
Resistance to stem canker
8
high to very high

TuYV = R | Data Source: AHDB Candidate List 2022/23

Resistance to lodging
9
very strong
Stem Stiffness
8
strong to very strong
Beginning of flowering
5
medium
Maturity
6
medium to late
Resistance to light leaf spot
6
medium to high
Resistance to stem canker
8
high to very high

TuYV = R | Data Source: AHDB Candidate List 2022/23

All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. DSV United Kingdom Ltd. excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description.