PT315 has given a high gross output yield with a very high oil content. It combines pod shatter resistance with turnip yellows virus resistance.

Key features of PT315:

  • High Gross Output of 106%.
  • Very High oil content of 46.8%.
  • Pod shatter resistance.
  • Turnip yellows virus (TuYV) resistance.
  • High rating of 6.9 for early autumn vigour.
  • Light Leaf Spot 6, Stem Canker 6.
  • Phoma resistance based on RlmE and horizontal quantitative genetic resistance.
  • Large stature hybrid that has scored 9 for lodging and 8 for stem stiffness.

Top level gross output and agronomics

PT315 has given a very high gross output yield of 106% across DEFRA National List Trials harvested in 2021 and 2022, and 110% in NIAB Trials harvested in 2023.

This top-level yield performance comes with a unique agronomic package including pod shatter resistance, turnip yellows virus resistance and the highest autumn vigour score of any hybrid in the Pioneer range.

PT315 scores 6 for both light leaf spot and phoma resistance. The phoma resistance is based on the RlmE resistance gene combined with broad horizontal quantitative resistance.

High Oil

PT315 has given one of the highest oil contents of any variety in both 2021 and 2022 UK National List Trials. This level of oil content is likely to generate significant oil bonus payments. An illustration of the type of oil bonus payments that may be achieved can be seen in the table below:


Pioneer 2024 WOSR Guide