The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds 2016–2021 (RL) project provides independent information about the performance of varieties. The project is the largest research investment by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds. Produced each year, the RL publication is based on the analysis of hundreds of UK trials conducted across several years.
The documents on these pages explain how the RL project is managed. It covers information on the trials and the decision-making process, including the reasons for adding and removing varieties from RL.
With a focus on yellow rust and septoria tritici in wheat, this video shows how disease severity is assessed in RL trials using a standardised scale (0 to 100 per cent)
Ramularia leaf spot in barley
SRUC’s Neil Havis explains how to tell ramularia leaf spot lesions apart from other foliar symptoms and how to score symptom severity.
The UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey (UKCPVS) tests pathogen isolates to check their virulence against wheat and barley varieties. The testing can detect new races of cereal pathogens capable of causing disease on previously resistant cereal varieties.
A subtle change supporting in the criteria used to create the AHDB Recommended List will benefit growers. CPM finds out why.
Risk rating for new varieties (CPM article, June 2016)
While the Recommended Lists represent the most significant part of AHDB activity on varieties, the lifeblood of new lines lies in breeding and pre-breeding research. CPM tracks its history and prospects.
Germplasm journey (CPM article, November 2015)
The Genetic Improvement Networks have revolutionised plant breeding in the UK. CPM reports on the achievements of the GINs and how they will contribute to the varieties of the future.
GINs provide shot in the arm (CPM article, July 2017)
AHDB RL Extranet (private area)