Agri intelligence

Elgar

Breeder: Elsoms Seeds Printable PDF
Regional Suitability: EAST, WEST & YORKS Pedigree: Conventional

 

 

ElgarVariety Positioning

  • Agrii’s biggest selling conventional variety last year and suitable for all areas as far north as Yorkshire. Suitable for all soils including fertile soils and light land too. Good choice for early drilling but less suited for September drilling unless conditions remain favourable.
  • Medium-slow speed of development in the autumn but grows quickly away in the spring and early to flower. Medium height and very stiff so a basic PGR approach should be adequate even on stronger land.
  • A good disease profile against the two key diseases, Stem Canker and Light Leaf Spot, and this has delivered high untreated yields in Agrii’s trials. In summer 2016, a late infection of
    Light Leaf Spot was observed on the pods which was very unexpected. In spite of this it continued to deliver high yields and high oils in most cases.
  • One of the varieties least affected by Verticillium wilt where it was assessed in Agrii’s trials.

Footnotes:
~ The full AHDB dataset is available 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)