Aurelia is an exceptional very high yielding Hybrid variety showing consistent performance across all regions and seasons. The variety offers an outstanding package of genetic traits including; TuYV resistance , pod shatter resistance combined with the best disease resistance ratings available for light leaf spot and stem canker on the AHDB Oilseed recommended list 2020/21.
Aurelia has shown consistent very high yield performance in very challenging seasons giving growers security in a variety that shows robustness for on farm performance.
Aurelia has very good autumn and spring vigour, allowing the best chance of good establishment and the opportunity to grow away from early pest damage and disease pressure. Aurelia has RLM7 plus quantitative resistance, giving the variety a strong 8 rating for protection against Stem Canker. The variety also offers a secure 8 rating for Light Leaf spot, a disease considered more difficult to control and is now widespread throughout the UK.
The variety is medium in height with ratings of 8 for stem stiffness and lodging resistance. Aurelia is medium-early to flower and medium for maturity, ensuring less damage from any late frosts, as well as allowing maximum green leaf canopy duration for maximum yield potential
The variety produces good levels of oil, similar to other leading varieties.