Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL)
The AHDB Recommended Lists (RL) for cereals and oilseeds. Download the 2021/22 booklet and access other RL resources.
The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications provide information on yield and quality performance, agronomic features and market options to assist with variety selection.
RL booklet (2021/22)
Released 6 May 2021 (second edition)
The booklet edition features tables for AHDB Recommended and Described varieties. It also includes information to help you understand the data and make better variety choices.
This publication is updated in January, following the launch of the online tables each December, with a second (summer) edition released in May.
Access the latest candidate variety data and information on varieties grown in trials but not added to the RL from the online tables (.pdf and .xls) on this web page.
RL online tables (2021/22)
Launched 30 November 2020
*Updated 13 May 2021
**Varieties grown in trials in 2020 but not added to the AHDB Recommended Lists 2021/22
Spring wheat (for spring sowing)
*Updated 27 January 2021
Wheat yellow rust watch list
Wheat yellow rust watch list
Use the list to help understand disease risk and focus in-season management.
Septoria tritici disease ratings
*Updated 13 January 2021
*Updated 10 June 2021
Variety comments Winter oilseed rape Recommended List 2021/22 regional ranking (pdf) Winter oilseed rape Recommended List 2021/22 regional rankings (xls) Winter oilseed rape Recommended List 2021/22 (pdf) Winter oilseed rape Recommended List 2021/22 (xls) Winter oilseed rape not added to the Recommended List** (pdf) Winter oilseed rape not added to the Recommended List** (xls) Winter oilseed rape Candidates (harvest 2021)* (pdf) Winter oilseed rape Candidates (harvest 2021)* (xls)
*Updated 18 August 2021
Other crops (descriptive lists)
Spring oilseed rape
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.
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. Update due by February 2021 (RL 2021/22).
RL variety selection tool
Use this tool to navigate RL trial data, make comparisons and identify the most promising varieties for your unique situation.
About the RL
The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds 2021–2026 (RL) project provides independent information on yield and quality performance, agronomic features and market options to assist with variety selection. 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.