Characteristics in detail
MARUSCHA KWS has shown excellent tolerance to BMYV in UK trials over the last three years and can offer growers a new tool as part of an integrated approach to managing Virus Yellows. In addition, MARUSCHA KWS also shows a competitive response to Beet Yellowing Virus (BYV).
- Under BMYV infection MARUSCHA KWS shows losses of 4% but still yields over 15t/ha more than the mean of KWS control varieties
- Under BYV infection MARUSCHA KWS can show losses of 37% in yield, however it still yields 10t/ha more than the mean of KWS UK commercial varieties
- Lower symptom expression - a greener canopy
For best results, MARUSCHA KWS should be drilled from mid-March onwards.