Exploitation of varieties for UK cereal production


Cereals & Oilseeds
Project code:
01 October 1991 - 30 September 1996
AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.
AHDB sector cost:
£686,533 From HGCA (Project no. 0037/1/91)
Project leader:
RK Scott, MJ Foulkes, Division of Agriculture and Horticulture, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, LE12 5RD


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About this project

Exploitation of varieties for UK cereal production

Vol. I: General introduction and executive summary
Vol. II: Varietal responses to drought and rotational position
Vol. III: Varietal responses to soil and fertilizer N availability
Vol. IV: Varietal responses to length of growing season
Vol. V: Varietal typing trials and NIAB additional character assessments



The main objectives of the project were to:

  • Improve the utilisation of predictive capability of existing data on varietal performance and to improve the eficiency of future experimentation on cereal varieties.

More specifically, the project should assist:

  • Farmers to identify the type of variety to select when particular growing conditions are expected.
  • Farmers to confidently resolve the best husbandry for the particular variety sown.