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Swallow

Swallowl - Group 4 Winter Wheat

Breeder:

Type: 

Pedigree:

Blackman Agriculture, UK Agent: Secobra

GROUP 4 (Soft Feed & Distilling)

Gator x Cougar

 

Soft-type for the North and rated ‘good’ for distilling.
Short, stiff straw and good all-round disease resistance.

A high yielding soft wheat in Agrii Scottish trials over the past two
years (99% treated, 93% untreated)

Variety Positioning

  • Average physical grain quality (76.7 kg/hl) and similar to that of LG Skyscraper and RGT Bairstow.
  • Rated ‘good’ for distilling.
  • Best grown in the North, including in areas of high sterility risk and sown in the main drilling window until further information is available. It can be grown on both heavy and lighter soils with particularly good performance on the latter.
  • It is a reasonable second wheat choice and its grassweed competitiveness is still under evaluation at Stow Longa.
  • Medium height (80 cm), stiff straw treated (8) (8) and untreated (8) (8) but its maturity is later (+1) (+3).
  • It has reasonable disease ratings for mildew (6), yellow rust (6),
    brown rust (5) and Septoria tritici (5.5) (4.2). It appears to be more susceptible to fusarium ear blight than the official rating suggests (5.6).
  • Resistant to orange wheat blossom midge.


NOTE:

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


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

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