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KWS Tower

Breeder: KWS Printable PDF
Type: 2-Row Feed Pedigree: Saffron x Retriever


KWS TowerVariety Positioning

  • KWS Tower has been the leading winter barley for the last couple of years taking over from KWS Glacier which is in decline. Slightly higher yields in the North and with stiffer longer straw it established itself quickly in the livestock areas. It produces a nice bold sample with the lowest screenings of any winter barley.
  • Performs well in all regions and consistent performance across soils types.
  • Prostrate over winter it has a vigorous growth habit and goes on to produce a medium tall but stiff straw. A standard PGR programme will normally be adequate. Similar maturity to KWS Cassia and an ideal entry for oilseed rape.
  • Improved disease resistance against Mildew and Rhynchosporium will continue to move growers out of KWS Cassia. However, its weakness on Net Blotch needs attention
    particularly in the mild and wetter areas of the West but reasonable Rhynchosporium resistance is paying dividends further North. It has the weakest rating against Ramularia of any of the feed barleys.

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