Winter wheat

RGT Bairstow

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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: RAGT Seeds
PEDIGREE: (Revelation x KWS Santiago) x Cougar
STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2022)

MARKET OPTIONS: Soft Group 4, Distilling (Good)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2022 %: England & Wales: 0.9. Scotland: 2.0.
PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2023 %: England & Wales: 2.3. Scotland: 7.6.

AHDB RL 2023 TREATED YIELD (UK): 103
AHDB RL 2023 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): [103]
AHDB RL 2023 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 87

POSITIVES

  • Joint highest yielding soft wheat variety in the northern region
  • Consistent performer, very good as a first and second wheat & on light and heavy soils
  • Decent all-round disease resistance
  • Septoria tritici resistance above average 
  • High tillering variety with good Autumn vigour, quick to get away in the Spring with early ear emergence
  • Rated ‘Good’ for distilling

NEGATIVES

  • Not suited to very early drilling
  • Tall, relatively weak strawed, the same as LG Skyscraper – will need a PGR programme
  • Poor eyespot resistance
  • Specific weight on the low side

 

 

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