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

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LIDEA has been breeding winter oilseed rape for over 30 years. Its main objective: to improve performance by increasing yield potential and stability through good behaviour of crop varieties throughout the life cycle.

How do we select new varieties?

In order to meet farmers’ needs, we collect and select genetic material based on various criteria:

Main criteria:

  • High and stable yield: to ensure crop performance.
  • Quality: for productive, competitive and efficient production.
  • Phoma tolerance: a crucial criterion since phoma resistance can be achieved only through a varietal choice.
  • Stem elongation: an important trait to ensure cold tolerance.
  • Pod shattering resistance: a critical factor for mechanised harvesting.

Complementary 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.ternational markets offer multiple outlets such as in food, animal feed and bioenergy.

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