KWS Kerrin - Agrii
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KWS Kerrin

Breeder: KWS Printable PDF
Type: Group 4, Hard FeedPedigree: KWS W177 x KWS Santiago

Variety Positioning

  • A classic KWS barn-busting variety with very high yield (104%), recommended for the East and West regions. A ‘Santiago’-type with lots of yield but its grain quality is only average (74.8 kg/hl).
  • Performs well on both heavy and light soils, suitable for October drilling through to the end of December but it can perform through to the end of January. It is also a very respectable second wheat. A medium tillering variety with only average competitiveness against grassweeds so best drilled later wherever risk is moderate or high.
  • Medium height but with relatively weak straw (4 untreated, 5 treated), so a robust PGR programme must be considered. Maturity is medium-late (+2).
  • Weak on Septoria tritici (4.9), very susceptible to Yellow Rust (3.0) and susceptible to Fusarium Ear Blight. Its Brown Rust (7.4) resistance appears better than last year (4.2) so in practice this disease needs watching too. Careful management is required, and input costs will be relatively high. It is resistant to Orange Wheat Blossom Midge.

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