Agri intelligence

Aspire

Breeder: Limagrain Printable PDF
Type: UK WIDE Pedigree: Kielder x Hereford

 

Variety Positioning

  • An exceptional conventional variety from the breeder of Nikita and Anastasia. It was the highest gross output variety in Agrii’s trials in 2017 and a Recommended List candidate for all regions of the UK. It is likely to become a significant variety that will be limited only by seed supply this autumn.
  • Suitable for all soils including fertile sites. Agrii’s trials over the past two years show that it has a relatively slow growth habit making it suitable for early drilling. It can go up into North Yorkshire but its growth habit may limit interest further North where Anastasia growth habit may be preferred. It is relatively slow to re-grow again in the spring but then it moves quickly to flower and has mid-maturity. Moderate in height, reasonable stem stiffness and excellent lodging resistance.
  • Aspire has outstanding disease resistance particularly against Light Leaf Spot which is now of national significance. Agrii’s trials also show that it has excellent tolerance to Verticillium wilt, a key yield robbing disease of the eastern counties. The breeders also claims that it has resistance to TuYV resistance and that may be one of the reasons for its exceptionally high yield.

Footnotes:
~ The full AHDB dataset is available at www.cereals.ahdb.org.uk/varieties

# AHDB control Yields UK (5.4t/ha), E/W (5.4 t/ha), North (5.6 t/ha),
Agrii control yields (4.3 t/ha)>