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Skyfall

Skyfall - Group 1 Winter Wheat

Breeder:

Type: 

Pedigree:

RAGT

GROUP 1 (Bread & Feed)

C4148 X Hurricane

 

High yields and excellent drilling date flexibility
Stiff straw and reasonable Septoria tritici resistance


Remains one of the biggest varieties in Agrii seed production due to its consistent performance, late-drill flexibility, stiff straw, early maturity and access to end markets.

Widely accepted by UK millers and often finds its way into export cargos.

Variety Positioning

  • Grain quality also very useful with Hagberg Falling Number 290, specific weight 79.2 kg/hl and protein content 13.1%.

  • Suitable for all areas (including Scotland) and soil types, yielding well on heavy land and equally adept on lighter soils.

  • Best drilled from the last week of September onwards and it can be drilled right through to the end of the first week in March.

  • A lower tillering variety so seed rates need to be increased but it remains very competitive against grassweeds. Short, relatively stiff-strawed (7) (8) and early to mature (0). Watch for potential sprouting and prioritise harvesting accordingly.

  • It has a good disease package but watch yellow rust (2.9) (3.0).
    It has ratings of 6 for mildew, brown rust (9) (9), Septoria tritici (5.4) (5.9) and eyespot resistance (6) as Skyfall carries the Pch1 resistance gene.

  • Acceptable performance as a second wheat and resistant to ear
    blight (7) and orange wheat blossom midge. Its VSR rating has
    been downgraded this year due entirely to its very low yellow
    rust resistance.

 

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

A national view of Skyfall | Filmed At Throws Farm, Essex – June 2021

For growers in the North of England/Scotland | Filmed At Bishop Burton, Yorkshire – June 2022

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