Winter wheat

KWS Extase

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Berwick-upon-Tweed
12°C
15:54

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

BREEDER: Limagrain Europe
PEDIGREE: LG Sundance x LG Generation
STATUS: AHDB RL Variety for UK since 2023

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

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2022 %: England & Wales: 0.3. Scotland: 0.0
PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2023 %: England & Wales: 2.4. Scotland: 1.3.

AHDB RL 2023 TREATED YIELD (UK): 107
AHDB RL 2023 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 103
AHDB RL 2023 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 92

POSITIVES

  • Joint highest yielding soft wheat variety in the northern region
  • Highest untreated yield of any soft wheat
  • Exceptional yield potential in all situations - light or heavy ground, first or second cereal
  • Very good all-round disease resistance, including Septoria triciti (6.7)

NEGATIVES

  • Late maturing but also unsuitable for early drilling due to very vigorous growth habit
  • Relatively tall with poor straw strength 
  • Low specific weight so consideration needed around positioning them
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