|Breeder: KWS||Breeder PDF|
|Type: Group 2, Bread and Export||Pedigree: KWS Sterling x Timaru|
- Starting to decline in area (now 3% market share) following the introduction of KWS Extase. However, it continues to deliver top feed-level yields with Group 2 bread-making quality, decent Hagberg Falling Number and high specific weight. It is very difficult to achieve a protein level above 12.5% so it is frequently used for lower-grade milling flours or exported under ukp.
- It is consistent across soil types and all regions up to Yorkshire, but probably no further north. It is a vigorous variety with a relatively fast speed of development. Relatively poor second wheat performance so best grown as a first wheat. Medium maturity (+1). Ideal for drilling from the last week of September onwards through to the end of January. It is very competitive against grassweeds.
- It has a sensible straw length but moderate standing (5 untreated, 6 treated) so it needs a robust PGR programme. Good resistance against Septoria tritici (6.7) and yellow rust (8.6) but weak against brown rust (4.2) and susceptible to fusarium ear blight. It will serve as a good diversification partner for yellow rust. It is not resistant to orange wheat blossom midge.
For more detailed Agrii data and the latest disease scores speak to your local seed specialist or Agrii agronomist.