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KWS Kerrin

Breeder: KWS Breeder PDF
Type: Group 4, Hard Feed Pedigree: KWS W177 x KWS Santiago

Variety Positioning

  • A classic KWS barn-busting variety with very high yield (103%) and recommended by the AHDB for the East and West regions. A ‘Santiago’-type with lots of yield and average grain quality (76.2 kg/hl, AHDB).
  • Performs well on both heavy and light soils, suitable for October drilling through to the end of December, but it can be drilled through to the end of January, if necessary. It is also a very respectable second wheat. A medium tillering variety with only average competitiveness against grassweeds so best drilled later wherever weed pressure is moderate or high.
  • Medium height but with relatively weak straw (4 untreated, 5 treated), so a robust PGR programme must be used. Maturity is medium (+1).
  • Weak on Septoria tritici (5.1), very susceptible to yellow rust (3.0), susceptible to fusarium ear blight and average brown rust (5.5) resistance, so in practice it requires a robust disease package too. Careful management is required and input costs will be relatively high. It is resistant to orange wheat blossom midge.


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