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Ten Reasons to Grow Tennyson

Introducing the only primed Winter OSR variety in the UK – brought to you by Elsoms’ breeding programme. Recommended for the East/West region by the AHDB, this robust, low risk, high yielding variety is primed to make a big impact to your 2022 programme. With quantitative Phoma resistance, TuYV and a high Verticillium tolerance, Tennyson is a flexible variety suited to a range of drilling situations. 

 

A proven increase in yields. 

Elsoms’ 2021 trials show a yield increase from primed seed. We ran our first trials of Primed Tennyson with the objective of measuring the yield results for that season and the results were representative of Tennysons high potential. These results from using Primed Tennyson over un-primed seed provided us with a yield increase.

Brings robust new genetics to the market from a new breeding programme. 

We have selected Tennyson for its superior genetics as part of our new OSR breeding programme. Bred with multiple quantitative Phoma resistance, Tennyson is changing the dynamic of how an OSR variety performs against one of the most damaging diseases, by removing the concerns about the over-reliance of the RLM7 gene and that it may have become less effective than when it was first introduced. 

Even emergence 

Tennyson puts the grower in an optimum position to establish a healthy crop with a high-income potential. With the continued removal of chemicals, Primed Tennyson is the low-risk variety with resistances to the year-on-year disease problems faced by growers. Using primed seed gives growers a completely uniformed crop due to each seed being at the exact same level stage of germination. 

Easier to manage 

The dormancy of the seed is broken prior to drilling, when using Elsoms’ Priming technology. This allows for consistent establishment, creating a uniformed canopy that results in successful plants with an early, vigorous growth habit. 

CSFB is reduced 

Through the trials done at Elsoms, data has shown that Tennyson has an excellent ability to recover and accelerate away from Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle attacks. With drought conditions creating a higher risk of attack risk of vulnerability , Tennyson’s good excellent autumn and spring vigour give it the right characteristics to overcome infestation. 

Excellent drought-tolerance 

Our trials have shown that when using Elsoms Primed seed, the root development of Tennyson is much more developed established than unprimed seed. This quick root development means that the drought tolerance of Tennyson is vastly improved on competitor varieties in trial. 

Adaptable drilling.  

Tennyson’s superb disease resistance, combined with its vigorous growth habit and Primed seed, lends itself to a wide drilling window, creating the opportunity to be more flexible with your crop rotation programme. 

Hard to match disease package:Phoma resistant mixed with TuYV resistance and high Verticillium tolerance. 

Disease pressure varies year-on-year and is always a concern for growers. Tennyson’s disease package will give you the reassurance needed when growing OSR. With the removal of pesticides, Tennyson boasts Turnip Yellow Virus resistance (TuYV), a factor that has become a key when choosing an OSR variety. Its high Verticillium tolerance will mean that you can rest assured that Tennyson is a robust variety choice when concerned about this soil-borne disease. Growers can have peace of mind with Tennyson that it has excellent Phoma resistance that does not rely on the RLM7 gene. 

Excellent resistance to TuYV and Verticillium with Mulit-gene resistance to Phoma  

With the removal of pesticides, Tennyson boasts Turnip Yellow Virus resistance (TuYV), a factor that has become a key when choosing an OSR variety. Its high Verticillium tolerance will mean that you can rest assured that Tennyson is a robust variety choice when concerned about this soil-borne disease. Growers can have peace of mind with Tennyson that it has excellent Phoma resistance that does not rely on the RLM7 gene. 

Ready when you are: proven in trials means this variety will not let you down. 

Primed seed will be available in advance of harvest, so there is no delay to drilling. We have invested in our OSR breeding programme and have selected the best varieties to bring to the UK market. Our breeding team have worked closely with our commercial team and customers to help bring Tennyson to market, knowing it will not let you down.  

 

Download the Tennyson technical information here, or contact Jack Holgate (jack.holgate@elsoms.com) for more information.