Winter wheat

LG Illuminate

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

BREEDER: Limagrain Europe
PEDIGREE: (Cougar x Leeds) x Britannia
STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2021)

MARKET OPTIONS: UKFM Group 3, UK Biscuit, Distilling (Medium), Export

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2022 %: England & Wales: 0.4. Scotland: 4.6.
PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2023 %: England & Wales: 1.3. Scotland: 3.8.

AHDB RL 2023 TREATED YIELD (UK): 100
AHDB RL 2023 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 100
AHDB RL 2023 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 87

POSITIVES

  • Decent yield in northern region
  • Suitable for both biscuit & distilling markets
  • Performs well when early sown
  • Versatile variety – good as a first and second wheat and on both light and heavy soils
  • Good sprouting resistance
  • Has proved popular locally as a potential successor to KWS Barrel in Group 3 market

NEGATIVES

  • Septoria tritici rating is now fairly average
  • Relatively poor mildew resistance

 

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