facebook pixel 1


For more than 50 years, Lidea has been investing in research to maximise the genetic potential of winter rapeseed. The goal is to secure a high yield for farmers and the best oil quality for the industry.

rapeseed bag

Farming is facing major challenges linked to climate change, complex regulations and highly fluctuating markets. Today, rapeseed needs to withstand drought at the start and end of the cycle, adapt to insect attacks in autumn and improve nitrogen efficiency. 10 years ago, these challenges were not as acute.

To help farmers increase their harvests and yields now and in the future, Lidea restructured its R&D programme 10 years ago to meet today’s challenges.

Thanks to the work carried out by our breeders, this new flow is the result of a gamble on the future and an innovative method combining a scientific approach and fieldwork. The result: high-performance hybrids that meet the challenge of responding to all the specific needs of farmers.

Our varieties launched in 2023 exceed European rapeseed standards, as shown by the results obtained in all the official trials and distributor trials.

Our achievements are now being noticed across Europe’s agricultural sector. Our gene flow offers farmers new perspectives for building a sustainable and profitable future.

How do we select new varieties?

To meet farmers’ needs, we collect and select genetic material based on the following criteria:

Main criteria:

  • High and stable yield: to ensure crop performance
  • High quality: for competitive and efficient production
  • Phoma tolerance: this is crucial since phoma resistance can be achieved only through a varietal choice
  • Stem elongation: important to ensure cold tolerance
  • Pod shattering resistance: a critical factor for mechanised harvesting

Additional criteria to adapt to different conditions:

  • Earliness: to protect plants against environmental influences.
  • Disease resistance: tolerance to diseases such as Verticillium,
    Cylindrosporium, etc. whose presence depends on location and
  • Clubroot resistance: to address cabbage hernia.

Find the essential guide to successful oilseed rape crops by clicking here!

Last year, in 2023, Lidea introduced 2 hybrids (GENEROSO, BESSITO) which surprised the markets during the 2023 harvest by outperforming the best market references. Yields were excellent and the consistency of results was impressive.

For sowing in 2024, Lidea is offering 3 additional hybrids (LID INVICTO, LID TEBO and LID CALIENTO) with equally strong yield performance as well as resistance to the TuYV virus transmitted by aphids.

The next generation looks just as promising. This is just the beginning for Lidea’s new rapeseed gene flow.


Integral® Pro:

Lidea offers rapeseed varieties with Integral® Pro treatment. Integral® Pro is a seed dressing for the protection of oilseed rape against phoma and for the stimulation of natural defenses. With the help of this product, bacteria develop in the root zone of the oilseed rape seedling, which will protect the plant in the long term. Integral® Pro is registered in all key oilseed rape growing countries in Europe.

Product benefits:

  • Protect seeds against damping-off caused by fungi other than Pythiaceae
  • Improve crop establishment
  • Improved vigour when vegetation resumes after winter



Use Clearfield® ORS herbicides on Clearfield® OSR hybrids only.
Always follow local Good Agricultural Practice. Where and when possible, use integrated weed management techniques such as controlling emerged weeds before seeding the Clearfield® OSR crop.
To avoid severe crop injury, do not apply any unregistered Group B* herbicide that is not a Clearfield® OSR herbicide to Clearfield® OSR hybrids.
* Group B herbicides i.e., ALS inhibitors, are products based on the following chemical families ; Imadazolinones, pyrimidines, sulfonamides, sulfonylureas, triazolopyrimidines.

For more information on herbicide groups, click here. 
For additional information including specific herbicide recommendations to control volunteer Clearfield OSR, click here