Agri intelligence

Shabras

Breeder: Syngenta Printable PDF
Type: Group 4, Hard Feed Pedigree: Cassius x Hereford

 

Variety Positioning

  • The highest yielding wheat variety in Agrii’s trials over the past three years but with average untreated yields and grain size.
  • Suitable for all regions except Scotland and shows good performance across all soil types especially lighter land. A relatively fast developing type that is suited to the main drilling window but it does not perform well when drilled late. Medium tillering capacity and reasonable black-grass competitiveness. Medium height and moderately stiff in 2017.
    However, high lodging levels were seen in the two previous years so it is best to plan for a robust PGR programme and also avoid fertile sites. Medium-early it its maturity (0) but it appears to be relatively susceptible to sprouting and Fusarium ear blight so it is important to harvest it as a priority.
  • Good all round disease resistance including Septoria tritici (5.7) but a weakness on Brown Rust (4.7). Moderate resistance to Eyespot but appears to deliver good second wheat yields.
  • Not resistance to Orange Wheat Blossom Midge.

Data source: www.cereals.ahdb.org.uk