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KWS Dawsum

KWS Dawsum - Group 4 Winter Wheat





GROUP 4 (Hard Feed)

KWS Kerrin x Costello

High yields and excellent physical grain quality.
Drilling date flexibility and all-round disease resistance.

High yields (104% treated, 96% untreated) with very bold grain (78.1 kg/hl)

Variety Positioning

  • It is considered as a Costello-replacement with 4% more yield.
    KWS Dawsum may also be accepted into some low grade flour blends.
  • Suitable across the UK including areas of high sterility risk. It can be grown across heavy and light soils and has a wide drilling window – mid-September through to the end of January. It is also an acceptable second wheat choice.
  • A high tillering variety of medium height (83 cm) and reasonably stiff straw treated (7) (7) and untreated (7) (6).
  • Average competitiveness against grassweeds in Stow Longa trials and medium-late in its maturity (+1) (+3).
  • A good set of disease scores for mildew (8), yellow rust (9) (8.1), brown rust (6.8) (7.0) and Septoria tritici (6.4) (6.5).
  • Moderately resistant to fusarium ear blight (6.8) and it is not 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.

Filmed At Bishop Burton, Yorkshire – June 2022

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