|Breeder: KWS||Printable PDF|
|Type: Group 4, Hard Feed||Pedigree: Reflection x Costello|
- A short, stiff and early variety that KWS has positioned as a Cordiale and Grafton replacement for growers in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Performed well in Agrii trials in 2019 with high treated (102%) and untreated (81%) yields and an average specific weight (74.4 kg/hl). It is worth consideration even though it didn’t make it on to the UK Recommended List.
- Best grown as a first wheat on heavy land. While positioned as a northern variety by KWS it can be grown more widely, although not in areas of high sterility risk until more information is available. It is a fast-developing variety, so drill from the last week of September unless further north (i.e. is not a true Grafton-type). Its late drill performance and grass-weed competitiveness are still being evaluated.
- It has short and very stiff straw (untreated 8, treated 9) and ideally suited to high fertility or mixed farming situations. Early maturity (-2) is another useful characteristic. Disease resistance shows it to have good Yellow Rust (9.0) resistance, average Septoria tritici (5.5) but poor Brown Rust (3.2) resistance, so this needs to be managed.
- It is not resistant to Orange Wheat Blossom Midge.
Data source: www.cereals.ahdb.org.uk
Ratings in red = Agrii Advisory List