Skyfall - Agrii
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Skyfall

Breeder: RAGT Breeder PDF
Type: Group 1, Bread and Feed Pedigree: C4148 X Hurricane

Variety Positioning

  • Still very much the go-to variety for several traits and its drilling flexibility was in huge demand this last season. A high yielding bread-making variety which has been accepted by most UK millers although not ukp, it still finds its way into export cargoes.
  • Skyfall has some very nice agronomic attributes with relatively stiff untreated straw plus a good disease package but watch yellow rust.  Good eyespot resistance as Skyfall carries the Pch1 resistance gene.
  • Performing well as a second wheat yield but found the going slightly tough in this drilling slot three years ago. Yielding well on heavy land, Skyfall is equally adept at yielding nicely on lighter soils.
  • Grain quality also very useful with HFN 278, specific weight 78.3 and grain protein 13.3, but can struggle due to dilution from the high yields, so needs extra late nitrogen to ensure maximum milling premiums. Just watch potential sprouting as data suggests it might be slightly more susceptible than other milling varieties, so prioritise harvesting.
  • Not suitable for early drilling and end of September is ideal, but can be drilled right through to the first week of March. Skyfall has an earlier ripening scoring.
  • Therefore, along with orange wheat blossom midge resistance this variety continues to do well.

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

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