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Skyscraper

Breeder: Limagrain Printable PDF
Type: Group 4, Feed and Distilling Pedigree: (Cassius x NAWW29) x KWS Santiago

 

Variety Positioning

  • A very high yielding soft wheat with bold grain and rated positive for distilling. It is a new RL Candidate for 2018 but it was accelerated by the breeder with C2 seed production in the ground. The high treated and untreated yields in Agrii’s trials in 2017 reflects its good disease profile.
  • Suitable for all regions of the UK including Scotland. Probably best grown as a first wheat until its second wheat performance can be evaluated. Relatively tall and likely to need a robust PGR programme. Medium early in its maturity.
  • Good all round disease resistance but its Septoria tritici resistance may be weaker (4) than its official rating but this is based on limited information. Resistant to Orange Wheat Blossom Midge.
  • Skyscraper’s black-grass competitiveness is still being evaluated.

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