Winter wheat

KWS Barrel

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Berwick-upon-Tweed
12°C
16:07

The above video was recorded on July 4, 2023 and the information below was updated on June 9, 2023.

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd
PEDIGREE: Bantam x Viscount
STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2016)

MARKET OPTIONS: UKFM Group 3, UK Biscuit, Export

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2022 %: England & Wales: 0.0. Scotland: 4.6.
PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2023 %: England & Wales: 0.0. Scotland: 518.

AHDB RL 2023 TREATED YIELD (UK): N/A
AHDB RL 2023 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): N/A
AHDB RL 2023 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): N/A

POSITIVES

  • High yielding consistent performer in north
  • Slow developer with prostrate growth habit in Autumn make it potentially suitable for early drilling
  • Short, stiff straw
  • High tillering capacity with good ear fertility
  • Robust grain quality

NEGATIVES

  • Very low untreated yield
  • Poor overall disease resistance, particularly Septoria tritici; careful management required especially if drilling early
  • Rated ‘Poor’ for distilling
  • Generally poor as a second wheat
  • Variety no longer in multiplication and has been removed from recommended list

 

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