Where there is less data to evaluate efficacy of special traits (currently aggressive rhizomania (AYPR), Beet Cyst Nematode (BCN)), the varieties are presented within a Descriptive List (DL). This simply reports the varieties’ performance in unaffected trials without warranting their performance in infected situations.
Three of the 13 trials drilled each year are also used for National List (NL) purposes. It is a legal requirement that a variety is added to the NL before it can be sold and the trials are used to determine whether a new variety has value for cultivation and use (VCU) and is distinct, uniform and stable (DUS).
Dates of release of data and years when trials carried out can be confusing – the table below gives examples of data collection for the 2017 and 2016 RL tables (these are the tables from which growers select varieties for that season’s sowing). Click on the RL List to see the relevant data table.
|Name of list||Harvest years of data||Launch date||Year used for sowing|
|2013, 2014, 2015||1st May 2016||2017 Sowing|
|2012, 2013, 2014||12th May 2015||2016 Sowing|
|2011, 2012, 2013||13th May 2014||2015 Sowing|
|2010, 2011, 2012||14th May 2013||2014 Sowing|
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