Winter wheat

KWS Dawsum

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Berwick-upon-Tweed
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10:43

The above video was recorded on July 4, 2023 and the information below was updated on June 12, 2024.

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd
PEDIGREE: KWS Kerrin x Costello
STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2022)

MARKET OPTIONS: Hard Group 4, Feed

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2023 %: England & Wales: 20.2 Scotland: 14.9.
PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2024 %: England & Wales: 12.7. Scotland: 16.2.

AHDB RL 2024 TREATED YIELD (UK): 103
AHDB RL 2024 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 105
AHDB RL 2024 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 91

POSITIVES

  • Very high untreated (91%) and Northern yield (105%)
  • Excellent as both a first and second wheat and on both heavy and especially lighter land
  • Very good resistance to mildew, yellow rust and brown rust
  • Well suited to early drilling
  • Superb grain quality (inherited from Costello parentage), with very high Hagberg (299) & specific weight (79.9kg/hl)

NEGATIVES

  • Average resistance to Septoria tritici compared to some other hard wheats (6.3)
  • Susceptible to orange wheat blossom midge
  • On farm performance has possibly not lived up to expectations 

 

UKFM Group 2

UKFM Group 3

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