|Breeder: KWS||Printable PDF|
|Type: Group 2, Bread and Export||Pedigree: KWS Sterling x Timaru|
- Agrii’s fourth biggest selling variety in 2019. 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. 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. Average second wheat performance and medium maturity (+1).
- Good resistance against Septoria tritici (6.4) and Yellow Rust (9.0) 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.
Data source: www.cereals.ahdb.org.uk
Ratings in red = Agrii Advisory List