KWS Siskin - Agrii
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KWS Siskin

Breeder: KWS Breeder PDF
Type: Group 2, Bread and Export Pedigree: KWS Sterling x Timaru

Variety Positioning

  • 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.

KWS Siskin Group 2 Winter Wheat

Filmed at Throws Farm, Essex – June 2021

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