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KWS Cranium

KWS Cranium - Group 4 Winter Wheat





GROUP 4 (Hard Feed)

KWS Crispin x KWS Kielder


Variety Positioning

  • KWS Cranium’s performance has dropped back compared to when it first came on the UK Recommended List, but it still yields in Agrii trials (100% treated, 82% untreated).
  • It also has rather average specific weight 75.8 kg /hl. However, it has performed very well in later-drilled trials and on light soils so it seems to have found its niche.
  • Suitable across the UK excluding areas of high sterility risk, all soil types including lighter soils and it has performed well as a second wheat.
  • Unsuitable for early drilling but it is a good late driller in Agrii trials but still best drilled before the end of December.
  • Tall straw (89 cm) but good straw strength, treated (8) (7), untreated (8) (8).
  • Its has poor grassweed competitiveness and later maturity (+3) (+5).
  • Mixed disease scores with mildew (6), yellow rust (8.6) (8.4), brown rust (4.4) (3.1) and Septoria tritici (5.9) (6.0). Moderate resistance to fusarium ear blight (6.7) and resistant to orange wheat blossom midge.


Numbers in red – Agrii Advisory List data.
Numbers in black – AHDB Recommended List data.

Breeder PDF

For more detailed Agrii data and the latest disease scores speak to your local seed specialist or Agrii agronomist.

Agrii’s John Miles and Kirsty Richards from KWS provide an overview of KWS Cranium

A National View - Filmed At Throws Farm, Essex – June 2021

For Growers in the North | Filmed At Bishop Burton, Yorkshire – June 2022

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