Throughout the harvest season, we are updating our handy map with the latest data from 2020’s AHDB oilseed rape Recommended List harvest results.
Use the map below to find the five highest-yielding oilseed rape varieties at your nearest trials site.
See also: 5 top-yielding winter barley varieties
Oilseed rape summary
Results are in from nine Recommended List trial sites and the control varieties are averaging 5.59t/ha, which is slightly higher than the five-year average (5.47 t/ha).
However, AHDB points out that these results are from successful trials where the full genetic potential of the varieties can be seen and do not necessarily reflect commercial performance. As with commercial crops, a number of trials have been abandoned due to the combined effects of drought and cabbage stem flea beetle in the 2019/2020 season.
Oilseed rape variety selection
To date, the hybrid variety Aurelia (108%) is highest yielding, closely followed by Ambassador at 107%. In third place is the control variety Campus, which is no longer on the Recommended List.