Winter wheat

KWS Extase

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Berwick-upon-Tweed
13°C
15:27

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

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd
PEDIGREE: Boisseau x Solheio
STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2019)

MARKET OPTIONS: UKFM Group 2, UK Bread Making, Export

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2022 %: England & Wales: 15.3. Scotland: 5.4.
PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2023 %: England & Wales: 11.8. Scotland: 5.6.

AHDB RL 2023 TREATED YIELD (UK): 102
AHDB RL 2023 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 100
AHDB RL 2023 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 97

POSITIVES

  • Exceptionally high untreated yield (97) - still the highest on the Recommended List
  • Performs best on lighter soils
  • Very high Septoria tritici resistance (7.8)
  • Good yellow rust and mildew resistance
  • Early to mature; stiff straw
  • Superb grain quality - high specific weight and Hagberg

NEGATIVES

  • Average north region treated yield
  • Not suitable for early drilling due to rapid growth habit
  • May be a risk with sterility in some areas and situations - not suitable for exposed sites or the northern half of Scotland 
  • Tall variety, though responds well to PGR
  • Susceptible to orange wheat blossom midge and eyespot

 

UKFM Group 2

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