Get the latest variety data for cereals and oilseeds: download the new RL (2024/25)

The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications and resources provide information on yield and quality performance, agronomic features and market options to assist with variety selection.

Variety-specific highlights (all varieties)

RL archive (previous editions)

Release dates

The RL 2024/25 tables were released online on 27 November 2023.

The booklet edition (PDF) was released on 12 January 2024.

Hard copies will be available to order later this month.

Subscribe to the RL via the Preference Centre

Online tables

Further information

RL harvest results

Access the latest information from AHDB Recommended List trials, including sowing lists and harvest result data. Or sign up to harvest results – our e-newsletter sent out regularly during harvest.

Visit the harvest results page

RL app and variety selection tool

Adding value to the online tables and booklet, our RL app provides a powerful and pint-sized way to deliver variety data to your fingertips.

Recommended Lists app

Use the variety selection tool to navigate RL trial data, make comparisons and identify the most promising varieties for your unique situation.

Variety selection tool

RL news

RL videos

RL trial update

Paul Gosling, who manages the RL at AHDB, provided an RL trial update at the AHDB Agronomy Conference (7 December 2023). His presentation is available to watch on YouTube.

Use the quick links, below, to watch specific parts of the presentation.

How to use the verticillium stem stripe ratings (video)

Understanding the new verticillium stem stripe ratings in the Recommended Lists (RL)

Does RL data back up pod shatter resistance claims? (news)

Septoria tritici and ‘genetic potential’ (video)

RL trials and septoria: a changing view of genetic potential (news)


How do winter wheat varieties perform when sown very late? (news)

RL review

Find out about the RL review and how it will help to improve the variety trialling project.

RL review home page

Understanding and using the RL

What are the types of list? What does ‘scope of recommendation’ mean? How are yields and disease ratings calculated? Our 'using the RL' page answers these questions (and more) to help you get the most out of the lists.

Using the RL

Produced each year, the RL publications are based on the analysis of hundreds of UK trials conducted across several years. Explore our 'project and protocols' page for information on the trials and the decision-making process, including the reasons for adding and removing varieties from RL.

RL project and protocols page

RL archive (previous editions)

When is the RL updated?

The online tables are released first (November/December).

The booklet (hard copy and PDF) is released in January.

RL strategy

We want the RL to feature varieties that help all businesses – from farmers to end users – maintain and improve the productivity and competitiveness of the UK grain supply chain. However, RL users are diverse, the production environment is changing, and the budget is limited. Find out how our five-year strategy aims to maintain the delivery of relevant, independent variety data.

Read the RL delivery strategy (2022–27)

Cereals & Oilseeds sector plan (2022–27)

RL partnership

The RL project is managed by a consortium of AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, BSPBMAGB and UKFM. Funding for the trials and tests is provided by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds but the production of the RL would be impossible without the contribution and support of the industry.

Find out about the RL board and committees

Varieties and genetics research

Learn how AHDB supports pre-breeding research to help deliver novel and improved traits to the varieties of the future.

Varieties and genetics research for cereals and oilseeds