Where a variety has lower yield than the controlled varieties on the list it may still be listed for a specific use. In the 2018 RL there is just one such variety and this is for use where the aggressive APYR strain of rhizomania occurs.
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 2018 and 2017 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|
2018 RL List
|2014, 2015, 2016||2nd May 2017||2018 Sowing|
|2017 RL List||2013, 2014, 2015||2017 Sowing|
|2016 RL List||2012, 2013, 2014||2016 Sowing|
|2015 RL List||2011, 2012, 2013||2015 Sowing|
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