Recommended Lists variety comments for cereals and oilseed rape



The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications provide variety-performance data. With information on yield and quality, agronomic features and market options, use these variety-specific highlights (alongside the main RL) to identify promising varieties for your farm.

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Wheat varieties


Winter wheat 2022/23


Please note that comments made on resistance to orange wheat blossom midge and Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) are based on advice from plant breeders. These have not been verified in RL tests.

Crusoe – ukp

Cordiale x Gulliver

Quality: A UKFM Group 1 variety, classified as a ukp bread wheat for export. It has high Hagbergs and specific weights, and has consistently given good proteins.

Agronomy: This short and relatively stiff-strawed variety has high resistance to yellow rust, mildew and fusarium ear blight. It is very susceptible to brown rust.

UKFM comment: This variety has consistently demonstrated good protein content and quality. The bread crumb structure is notably white and of good quality. The baking performance of this variety is good and consequently it remains popular with millers.

KWS Zyatt – ukp

Quartz x Hereford

Quality: A UKFM Group 1 variety, classified as a ukp bread wheat for export. It has given good proteins under a regime to achieve milling specification.

Agronomy: This relatively short and stiff-strawed variety has given high treated yields throughout the UK, across rotational positions and sowing dates, and in trials on heavier soil. It has high resistance to mildew, but it is susceptible to yellow rust. KWS Zyatt carries the Pch1 eyespot resistance gene. It has a tendency to sprout, so should be given priority at harvest.

UKFM comment: This variety is popular with millers as shows good gluten strength and milling quality alongside a good baking performance. As a high-yielding variety, nitrogen applications may have to be adjusted to achieve protein specifications.

RGT Illustrious

Qplus x Battalion

Quality: A UKFM Group 1 bread wheat with high Hagbergs. It has given good proteins under a regime to achieve milling specification.

Agronomy: This medium-tall and relatively stiff-strawed variety has given UK treated yields comparable to Crusoe. RGT Illustrious has high resistance to yellow rust, mildew and eyespot (Pch1 resistance gene).

UKFM comment: This variety has a higher level of water absorption (a good feature) and demonstrates good breadmaking potential, even at lower protein levels.

Skyfall

C4148 x Hurricane

Quality: A UKFM Group 1 bread wheat with high Hagbergs and specific weights. It has given good proteins under a regime to achieve milling specification.

Agronomy: It is an awned wheat with short, stiff straw, and is the only Group 1 variety with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It has high resistance to brown rust, fusarium ear blight and eyespot (Pch1 resistance gene). It is highly susceptible to yellow rust. It has a tendency to sprout, so should be given priority at harvest.

UKFM comment: Large quantities of this variety continue to be seen by millers and it is popular owing to good milling and baking qualities. Because it is high yielding, nitrogen applications may have to be adjusted to achieve protein specifications.

KWS Extase – ukp

Boisseau x Solehio

Quality: A UKFM Group 2 variety, classified as a ukp bread wheat for export. KWS Extase has high Hagbergs and specific weights. It has given good proteins under a regime to achieve milling specification.

Agronomy: This relatively early-maturing variety has given high treated yields in both the East and West regions and has performed well across a range of soil types, rotational positions and in a late sowing situation. It is a medium-tall variety with relatively stiff straw. KWS Extase has given exceptionally high yields in untreated UK trials. It has very high resistance to septoria tritici and high resistance to yellow rust, brown rust and mildew, but it is very susceptible to eyespot.

UKFM comment: This variety has protein levels similar to KWS Siskin, and its performance is consistent with that of other Group 2 varieties. It shows some variability in its baking performance.

KWS Palladium (NEW)

KWS Zyatt x KWS Trinity

Quality: This new addition is a high-yielding UKFM Group 2 variety recommended for the UK. It has high Hagbergs and has given good proteins under a regime to achieve milling specification (based on limited data).

Agronomy: This relatively early-maturing variety has given high treated yields in the West region and across a range of rotational positions. It is a short and relatively stiff-strawed variety. KWS Palladium has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It has high resistance to yellow rust, mildew and septoria tritici.

UKFM comment: Over the three years of testing, this variety showed good protein levels and higher levels of water absorption (a good feature) than other Group 2 varieties. It shows some variability in its baking performance.

 

KWS Siskin – ukp

KWS Sterling x Timaru

Quality: A UKFM Group 2 variety, classified as a ukp bread wheat for export. It has high Hagbergs, and has given good proteins under a regime to achieve milling specification.

Agronomy: This short-strawed variety has given its best relative performance in the West region and in an early sowing situation. It has moderate straw strength but responds well to plant growth regulators. KWS Siskin has high resistance to septoria tritici, yellow rust and mildew, but it is susceptible to eyespot. It has a tendency to sprout, so should be given priority at harvest.

UKFM comment: This variety has protein levels that are typical of a Group 2. Some yellowness may be seen in the flour colour. It has shown a degree of variability in its baking performance so may be more suited to use in blends.

Mayflower – ukp (NEW)

Ascott x Armada

Quality: This new addition is a UKFM Group 2 variety recommended for the UK. It is classified as a ukp bread wheat for export. Mayflower has high Hagbergs and specific weights. It has given good proteins under a regime to achieve milling specification (based on limited data).

Agronomy: This medium-tall variety has given its best relative performance in the East region and in a second cereal position. It has moderate straw strength but responds well to plant growth regulators. It has no major weaknesses in disease resistance, and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. Mayflower has high resistance to yellow rust and mildew, and the highest rating for resistance to septoria tritici for a bread-making variety. It carries the Pch1 eyespot resistance gene.

UKFM comment: Over the three years of testing, this variety showed good protein levels. This variety showed higher levels of water absorption (a good feature) than other Group 2 varieties. It shows some variability in its baking performance.

Elicit – uks, distilling: good

Cassius x Viscount

Quality: A UKFM Group 3 variety. It is classified as a uks soft wheat for export and rated as ‘good’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This variety has given its best relative performance in the North region and in an early sowing situation. It has moderate straw strength but responds well to plant growth regulators. Elicit has high resistance to yellow rust, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is very susceptible to eyespot. It has a tendency to sprout, so it should be given priority at harvest.

UKFM comment: This variety has shown slightly lower Hagberg Falling Number and slightly weaker gluten than other Group 3 varieties, but meets the criteria for the group.

KWS Barrel – uks

Bantam x Viscount

Quality: A UKFM Group 3 variety. It is classified as a uks soft wheat for export and is rated as ‘poor’ for distilling, due to low alcohol levels.

Agronomy: This short and stiff-strawed variety has given very high treated yields in the North region. It has resistance to orange wheat blossom midge, but it is susceptible to septoria tritici and eyespot. KWS Barrel is no longer under test in RL trials.

UKFM comment: This variety meets the Group 3 criteria.

KWS Brium – distilling: medium (NEW)

KWS Solo x KWS Basset

Quality: This new addition is a UKFM Group 3 variety recommended for the UK. It is rated as ‘medium’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields in the East region, and limited data suggest it also has a high yield potential in the North. It has performed well across a range of sowing dates and in a second cereal position, where it is high yielding. KWS Brium is a medium-tall and relatively late-maturing variety. It has high resistance to yellow rust and mildew.

UKFM comment: Over the three years of testing this variety met the Group 3 criteria.

KWS Guium – distilling: medium (NEW)

KWS Rowan x KWS Tempo

Quality: This new addition is a very high-yielding UKFM Group 3 variety recommended for the UK. It has a high specific weight and is rated as ‘medium’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This variety has given very high treated yields in the East region, and limited data suggest it has a high yield potential in the North. It has performed well across a range of soil types, rotational positions and sowing dates, where it is very high yielding in an early sowing situation (based on limited data) and on heavier soils. It is a medium-tall and late-maturing variety. KWS Guium has high resistance to yellow rust and fusarium ear blight, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is very susceptible to brown rust.

UKFM comment: Over the three years of testing this variety showed slightly lower water absorption than other Group 3 varieties, but met the Group 3 criteria.

KWS Firefly – uks

Cougar x KWS Rowan

Quality: A UKFM Group 3 wheat, classified as a uks soft wheat for export. It has a low specific weight and is rated as ‘poor’ for distilling, due to low alcohol levels.

Agronomy: This short, stiff-strawed variety has produced high treated yields in the East region. It has a high yield potential on heavier soils, across sowing dates and in a second cereal position. KWS Firefly has resistance to orange wheat blossom midge, but it is very susceptible to eyespot.

UKFM comment: This variety meets the Group 3 criteria.

LG Astronomer – distilling: medium

(Cougar x Leeds) x Britannia

Quality: A UKFM Group 3 wheat, rated as ‘medium’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This relatively stiff-strawed variety has given its best relative performance in the East region and on heavier soils, where it is high yielding. Limited data suggest that it has a very high yield potential in an early sowing situation. LG Astronomer has high resistance to yellow rust, brown rust and septoria tritici, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is susceptible to mildew.

UKFM comment: This variety meets the Group 3 criteria, although it shows slight variability in gluten quality.

LG Illuminate – uks, distilling: medium

(Cougar x Leeds) x Britannia

Quality: A UKFM Group 3 wheat. It is classified as a uks soft wheat for export and is rated ‘medium’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This short-strawed variety has given high treated yields in the North region and on lighter soils. It has a very high yield potential in an early sowing situation. LG Illuminate has high resistance to yellow rust and brown rust, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge.

UKFM comment: This variety meets the Group 3 criteria.

LG Prince – distilling: medium

(Cougar x KWS Kielder) x Revelation

Quality: A UKFM Group 3 wheat with a low specific weight. It is rated ‘medium’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This short and relatively stiff-strawed variety has given high treated yields in the West region and has a very high treated yield potential in the East. It has performed well across a range of soil types and sowing dates, where it is very high yielding in a second-cereal situation, an early sowing situation and on lighter soils. It is a relatively late-maturing variety. LG Prince has high resistance to yellow rust and brown rust, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is susceptible to mildew.

UKFM comment: This variety meets the Group 3 criteria, although its protein level is slightly lower than other Group 3 varieties.

Merit – uks, distilling: medium

Britannia x Cougar

Quality: A UKFM Group 3 wheat recommended for the East region. It is classified as a uks soft wheat for export and is rated ‘medium’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields in the East region. It has performed well on lighter soils, where it is high yielding, and it has a very high yield potential in a late sowing situation. This variety has moderate straw strength but responds well to plant growth regulators. Merit has high resistance to yellow rust and brown rust, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is susceptible to mildew and very susceptible to eyespot.

UKFM comment: This variety meets the Group 3 criteria.

RGT Rashid – distilling: medium (NEW)

(Icebreaker x KWS Solo) x Cougar

Quality: This new addition is a UKFM Group 3 variety recommended for the East region. It is rated as ‘medium’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This late-maturing and stiff-strawed variety has given very high treated yields in the East region, and limited data suggest it has a very high yield potential in a late-sowing situation. RGT Rashid has high resistance to yellow rust, septoria tritici and fusarium ear blight, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is susceptible to mildew.

UKFM comment: Over the three years of testing this variety met the Group 3 criteria.

Elation – uks, distilling: good

Cassius x Viscount

Quality: Recommended for the North region as a soft-milling feed variety. It is classified as a uks soft wheat for export and is rated as ‘good’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This short and relatively stiff-strawed variety has performed particularly well in a second-cereal situation, where it has given high yields. Elation has high resistance to yellow rust and mildew, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is susceptible to septoria tritici and eyespot. It has a tendency to sprout, so it should be given priority at harvest.

KWS Jackal – distilling: medium

KWS Santiago x KWS W177

Quality: Recommended for the North region as a soft-milling feed variety. It has a low specific weight and is rated as ‘medium’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This variety has given its best relative performance in an early sowing situation. KWS Jackal has high resistance to yellow rust and mildew, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge, but it is susceptible to eyespot. It has a tendency to sprout, so it should be given priority at harvest.

LG Skyscraper – distilling: medium

(Cassius x NAWW29) x KWS Santiago

Quality: Recommended for the UK as a soft-milling, high-yielding feed variety. It is rated as ‘medium’ for distilling.

Agronomy: LG Skyscraper has given high treated yields across the UK, and across a range of soil types, sowing dates and rotational positions. It has a very high yield potential in a second cereal position. This medium-tall variety has moderate straw strength that requires careful management. It has high resistance to yellow rust and mildew, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge, but it is susceptible to eyespot. Limited data suggest that this variety may have a tendency to sprout, so it should be given priority at harvest.

LG Spotlight – distilling: medium

Scribe x Horatio

Quality: Recommended for the UK as a soft-milling, high-yielding feed variety. It has high Hagbergs and is rated as ‘medium’ for distilling.

Agronomy: LG Spotlight has given high treated yields in the West region, in a first cereal position, a late sown situation and on heavier soils. It is a medium-tall and relatively stiff-strawed variety, and has resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is no longer under test in RL trials.

RGT Bairstow – distilling: good (NEW)

(Revelation x KWS Santiago) x Cougar

Quality: This new addition is a high-yielding, soft-milling feed variety recommended for the UK. It has a low specific weight and is rated as ‘good’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This relatively late-maturing variety has given high treated yields throughout the UK. It has performed well across a range of rotational positions and has a very high yield potential across a range of soil types and in a late sown position (based on limited data). It is a medium-tall variety and has moderate straw strength that requires careful management. RGT Bairstow has high resistance to yellow rust, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge.

RGT Saki

Cougar x KWS Santiago

Quality: A high-yielding, soft-milling feed wheat recommended for the UK. It has a low specific weight and is rated as ‘poor’ for distilling, due to low alcohol levels.

Agronomy: RGT Saki has given high treated yields throughout the UK, and across a range of rotational positions and soil types. This late-maturing variety has a very high yield potential in both an early sown and late sown situation. It has moderate straw strength but responds well to plant growth regulators. RGT Saki has high resistance to yellow rust and brown rust, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is susceptible to eyespot.

RGT Stokes – distilling: good (NEW)

(Cougar x KWS Santiago) x Revelation

Quality: This new addition is a high-yielding, soft-milling feed variety recommended for the UK. It has a low specific weight and is rated as ‘good’ for distilling.

Agronomy: RGT Stokes has given very high treated yields in the West region, with limited data suggesting it also has a very high yield potential in the North. It is a relatively late-maturing variety, which has shown a high yield potential across rotational positions and soil types. This medium-tall variety is relatively weak-strawed but responds well to plant growth regulators. RGT Stokes has high resistance to yellow rust and septoria tritici.

Swallow – distilling: good

KWS Gator x Cougar

Quality: A soft-milling feed variety recommended for the North region. It has a low specific weight and is rated as ‘good’ for distilling.

Agronomy: This variety has given its best relative performance in the North region, in an early sowing situation and on lighter soils. Swallow is stiff-strawed and is the shortest variety on the 2022/23 Recommended List. It has resistance to orange wheat blossom midge, but it is very susceptible to eyespot. Limited data suggest that this variety may have a tendency to sprout, so it should be given priority at harvest.

Champion (NEW)

DSV20122 x Reflection

Quality: This new addition is a very high-yielding, hard-milling feed variety recommended for the UK. It has a low specific weight.

Agronomy: Champion has given the highest treated UK yields of all varieties on the 2022/23 Recommended List, and has shown a very high yield potential across a range of rotational positions, soil types and sowing dates. It has performed particularly well in the East and West regions, where it is very high yielding. This variety has moderate straw strength but responds well to plant growth regulators. Champion has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It has high resistance to mildew and yellow rust, and very high resistance to septoria tritici, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge.

Costello

W151 x Timaru

Quality: A hard-milling feed variety for the UK. It has high Hagbergs and a high specific weight.

Agronomy: This variety gives its best relative performance in the West and North regions, and has a high yield potential in a late sown position. Costello is a short, stiff-strawed variety that is relatively late-maturing. It has high resistance to yellow rust and mildew, but it is susceptible to eyespot.

Gleam

KWS Kielder x Hereford

Quality: A high-yielding, hard-milling feed variety recommended for the UK.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields throughout the UK and across a range of rotational positions, soil types and sowing dates. Gleam has resistance to orange wheat blossom midge, but it is susceptible to eyespot. It has a tendency to sprout, so it should be given priority at harvest.

Graham

Premio x Expert

Quality: A high-yielding, hard-milling feed variety recommended for the UK. It has high Hagbergs.

Agronomy: This relatively stiff-strawed variety has given very high treated yields in the West region. Graham also has a high yield potential in the North region, in a first-cereal situation and on lighter soils. This relatively early-maturing variety has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It has high resistance to yellow rust, mildew, septoria tritici and fusarium ear blight, but it is very susceptible to eyespot.

KWS Cranium

KWS Crispin x KWS Kielder

Quality: A high-yielding, hard-milling feed variety recommended for the UK. It has high Hagbergs but a low specific weight.

Agronomy: This late-maturing variety has given high treated yields in the East region. It has performed well across a range of rotational positions and on lighter soil, where it is high yielding. KWS Cranium has a very high yield potential in a late sowing situation. It is a medium-tall variety with stiff straw. It has high resistance to yellow rust, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge, but it is susceptible to brown rust.

KWS Dawsum (NEW)

KWS Kerrin x Costello

Quality: This new addition is a very high-yielding, hard-milling feed variety recommended for the UK. It has high Hagbergs and specific weights.

Agronomy: KWS Dawsum has performed well throughout the UK and has given very high treated yields in the West and North region (based on limited data). It also has a very high yield potential across a range of rotational positions, soil types and sowing dates (based on limited data). This short-strawed variety has given high yields in untreated UK trials. KWS Dawsum has high resistance to mildew, yellow rust and brown rust.

KWS Kerrin

W177 x Santiago

Quality: A high-yielding, hard-milling feed variety recommended for the East and West regions.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields in the East and West region, across rotational positions, in a late sowing situation and on lighter soils. KWS Kerrin has high resistance to mildew and brown rust, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is susceptible to yellow rust and eyespot. It has a tendency to sprout, so it should be given priority at harvest. KWS Kerrin is no longer under test in RL trials.

LG Typhoon (NEW)

Garrus x LGW88

Quality: This new addition is a high-yielding, hard-milling feed variety recommended for the UK.

Agronomy: LG Typhoon has given high treated yields throughout the UK. It has a very high yield potential in a second-cereal position. Limited data suggest it also has a very high yield potential in an early-sowing situation and a high yield potential on lighter soils. It is a relatively late-maturing variety that has given high yields in untreated UK trials. LG Typhoon has shown no major weaknesses to disease and has high resistance to mildew, yellow rust and septoria tritici, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge.

RGT Gravity

(Scout x Oakley) x KWS Santiago

Quality: A hard-milling feed variety recommended for the UK with a low specific weight.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields in the East region, as well as in a second-cereal position, a late sowing situation and on lighter soils. It is a medium-tall variety with moderate straw strength but responds well to plant growth regulators. RGT Gravity has resistance to orange wheat blossom midge, but it is susceptible to eyespot. It has a tendency to sprout, so it should be given priority at harvest. RGT Gravity is no longer under test in RL trials.

RGT Wolverine

(09TC2654 x Panorama) x Coronation

Quality: A hard-milling feed variety with a specific recommendation for resistance to Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV). It has a low specific weight.

Agronomy: This relatively late-maturing variety has given its best relative performance in the West and North regions. RGT Wolverine has high resistance to brown rust, but it is susceptible to yellow rust.

SY Insitor

(Hereford x Oakley) x Hereford

Quality: A very high-yielding, hard-milling feed variety recommended for the UK. It has high Hagbergs and specific weights.

Agronomy: SY Insitor has given very high treated yields throughout the UK, as well as across a range of soil types, rotational positions and in a late sowing situation. This medium-tall variety has moderate straw strength but responds well to plant growth regulators. It has high resistance to septoria tritici and fusarium ear blight, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is susceptible to eyespot. Limited data suggest that this variety may have a tendency to sprout, so it should be given priority at harvest.

Theodore

Stigg x Tuxedo

Quality: A hard-milling feed variety recommended for the West region. It has high Hagbergs but a low specific weight.

Agronomy: Theodore has given its best relative performance in the West region. It is a short variety with moderate straw strength but responds well to plant growth regulators. It has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It has high resistance to yellow rust, brown rust and mildew (based on limited data), and the highest rating for resistance to septoria tritici on the 2022/23 Recommended List.


Spring wheat 2022

Please note that comments made on resistance to orange wheat blossom midge are based on advice from plant breeders. It has not been verified in RL tests.


KWS Ladum (NEW)

Quality: This new addition is a UKFM Group 1 variety for spring sowing. It has given high Hagbergs and specific weights, and good grain proteins.

Agronomy: This variety has given treated yields that are a significant step up in its UKFM Group 1 segment. Limited data suggest that KWS Ladum has no major disease weaknesses, with high resistance to mildew, brown rust and septoria tritici.

UKFM comment: Over the three years of testing, this variety showed similar analytical qualities to Mulika. While gluten quality was good, there was slight variation in baking quality.

Mulika

Paragon x (Tybalt x Robigus)

Quality: A UKFM Group 1 variety for spring sowing. Mulika gives high Hagbergs and good grain proteins. It remains a popular choice with growers.

Agronomy: This variety has given similar treated yields in both spring and late-autumn sowings. It has high resistance to yellow rust, mildew and brown rust (based on limited data), combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge.

UKFM comment: This variety has good protein levels. The gluten quality is weaker than the other Group 1 spring varieties, and there is some variability in its baking performance.

Nissaba (NEW)

Hathaway x BA W54

Quality: This new addition is a UKFM Group 1 variety for spring sowing. It has given high Hagbergs and good grain proteins.

Agronomy: This variety has given treated yields from spring sowings that are slightly higher than the current Group 1 control Mulika. It is a relatively late-maturing variety. Limited data suggest that Nissaba has high resistance to brown rust, combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge.

UKFM comment: Over the three years of testing, this variety showed similar analytical qualities to Mulika. The gluten quality was good, although some variability in baking performance was seen.

KWS Chilham

Sparrow x Azurite

Quality: A UKFM Group 2 variety for spring sowing. It has given high Hagbergs and specific weights, and good grain proteins.

Agronomy: This variety has given similar treated yields in both spring and late-autumn sowings. KWS Chilham has high resistance to yellow rust, mildew and septoria tritici (based on limited data), combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge.

UKFM comment: This variety has shown lower protein levels than Mulika, but with a stronger gluten quality. The baking quality would not necessarily suit all end users.

KWS Cochise

Ashby x Lapis

Quality: A UKFM Group 2 variety for spring sowing. It has given high specific weights and good grain proteins.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields from spring sowings. KWS Cochise has high resistance to mildew and brown rust (based on limited data), combined with resistance to orange wheat blossom midge. It is susceptible to yellow rust.

UKFM comment: This variety has shown good protein levels and specific weights, although there is a degree of variability in its baking performance.

KWS Giraffe

KWS Recoleta x KWS Kilburn

Quality: A UKFM Group 2 variety for spring sowing. It has given high Hagbergs and specific weights, and good grain proteins.

Agronomy: This variety has given consistent treated yields in both spring and late-autumn sowings. It has high resistance to mildew and brown rust (based on limited data).

UKFM comment: This variety has shown similar quality to Mulika. The gluten quality is good, although there is some variability in its baking performance.

Hexham

Quality: A hard feed variety for spring sowing.

Agronomy: Hexham has given high treated yields in late-autumn sowings, and performs well in spring sowings. This is a relatively late-maturing variety with high resistance to yellow rust, brown rust (based on limited data) and septoria tritici (based on limited data).

KWS Fixum (NEW)

Quality: This new addition is a high-yielding hard feed variety for spring sowing. It has given high specific weights and good grain proteins.

Agronomy: KWS Fixum has given the highest yields on the 2022 Recommended List, performing consistently in all three years it has been under test. It is a relatively late-maturing variety. Limited data suggest that KWS Fixum has no major disease weaknesses, with high resistance to yellow rust, mildew and brown rust.

KWS Kilburn

Quality: A hard feed variety for spring sowing. It has given good grain proteins.

Agronomy: This is a relatively late-maturing variety with high resistance to mildew and brown rust (based on limited data). KWS Kilburn is no longer under test in RL trials.

KWS Talisker

KWS Westfield x KWS Pepito

Quality: A hard feed variety for spring sowing. It has given high Hagbergs and specific weights, and gives good grain proteins.

Agronomy: KWS Talisker has given high treated yields from spring sowings. It has high resistance to yellow rust and mildew.

WPB Escape

Quality: A hard feed variety for spring sowing. It has given good grain proteins.

Agronomy: WPB Escape has given high treated yields from spring sowings. This is a relatively late-maturing variety with high resistance to yellow rust, mildew and brown rust (based on limited data).


Barley varieties


Winter barley 2022/23

Please note that comments made on resistance to Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV), Barley mild mosaic virus (BaMMV) and Barley yellow mosaic virus (BaYMV) strain 1 are based on advice from plant breeders. These have not been verified in RL tests.

UK winter malting barley market share is given as % of Malting Association of Great Britain (MAGB) member purchases.


Craft

SY 208-56 x SY Venture

Quality: Fully approved by the Malting Barley Committee (MBC) for the production of malt for brewing, with a high specific weight.

Agronomy: Craft is a relatively stiff-strawed, two-row variety with no major weaknesses in disease resistance. It has high resistance to brown rust and is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

MAGB comment: Fully approved by the MBC for brewing in 2018. Craft secured almost 50% of total winter malting barley purchased from 2020 crop and continues to lead 2021 crop, retaining highest market share.

Electrum

SY208-56 x SY208-59

Quality: Fully approved by MBC for the production of malt for brewing, with a high specific weight.

Agronomy: This two-row variety has given its best relative performance in the East region and on heavier soils. It is a relatively early-maturing variety. Electrum has good overall disease resistance, including high resistance to brown rust. It is also resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

MAGB comment: Fully approved by the MBC for brewing in spring 2020, for 2021 crop. Electrum commenced its first fully approved year with a modest market share.

MBC Approved List

Brewing use

Full approval: Craft, Electrum

Malt distilling use

None approved

Grain distilling use

None approved

Bolton

A high-yielding two-row feed variety. Bolton has a very high yield potential in the East region and on heavier soils. It has also performed well in the North region and on lighter soils, where it is high yielding. It is a relatively stiff-strawed variety. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

Bordeaux

Padura x KWS Glacier

A high-yielding two-row feed variety. This relatively stiff-strawed variety has given high yields in the North region and across soil types, and has a very high yield potential in the East region. Bordeaux is susceptible to rhynchosporium, but it is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

California

A two-row feed variety recommended for the West region. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

Jordan

(KWS Discovery x Matros) x KWS Discovery

A two-row feed variety with a high specific weight. It has performed well in the East region, where it is high yielding. This variety has moderate straw strength and requires careful management. Jordan has high resistance to brown rust and rhynchosporium and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1). Jordan is no longer under test in RL trials.

KWS Cassia

(Eden x Carat) x Saffron

A two-row feed variety with a very high specific weight, recommended since 2010. Despite now yielding 8% lower than the top-yielding two-row feed varieties on the 2022/23 Recommended List, this variety is still valued for producing consistently good grain quality. KWS Cassia has high resistance to brown rust. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

KWS Creswell

KWS B105 x KWS Cassia

A two-row feed variety recommended for the North region. KWS Creswell is susceptible to mildew but is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1). KWS Creswell is no longer under test in RL trials.

KWS Gimlet

(California x Matros) x Glacier

A two-row feed variety. This relatively tall variety has performed particularly well in the East region, where it is high yielding. It is a relatively late-maturing variety, with moderate straw strength that requires careful management. It has high resistance to mildew and is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1). KWS Gimlet is no longer under test in RL trials.

KWS Hawking

(11-12 x LG California) x Tower

A two-row feed variety. This relatively stiff-strawed variety is high yielding on heavier soils. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

KWS Orwell

KWS Tower x Salsa

A relatively stiff-strawed, two-row feed variety. KWS Orwell has high resistance to brown rust, but it is very susceptible to mildew. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

KWS Tardis

11-12 x KWS Orwell

A very high-yielding, stiff-strawed, two-row feed variety with a high specific weight. It has performed well across all regions and soil type, and has a very high yield potential in the East region and on heavier soils. KWS Tardis has high resistance to rhynchosporium and is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

LG Dazzle (NEW)

Surge x LGB13-6643-C

This new addition is a high-yielding two-row feed variety recommended for the UK. It has given high treated yields in the East region and has a very high yield potential on heavier soils. LG Dazzle has high resistance to brown rust and rhynchosporium, but limited data suggest it is susceptible to net blotch. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

LG Flynn

A two-row feed variety with a very high specific weight. This relatively tall variety has given its best relative performance in the East region. It is a relatively late-maturing variety. It has high resistance to brown rust and is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1). LG Flynn is no longer under test in RL trials.

LG Mountain

A two-row feed variety with a high specific weight. This variety has given high treated yields in the East region and on heavier soils. It is relatively early maturing and has moderate straw strength that requires careful management. LG Mountain has high resistance to brown rust and is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

Lightning (NEW)

Kathmandu x Surge

This new addition is a high-yielding two-row feed variety recommended for the UK. It has performed well across all regions. Lightning has high resistance to mildew and brown rust, and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. This variety has moderate straw strength and requires careful management. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

Surge

SJ053088 x Flight

A two-row feed variety with a high specific weight. This variety has given its best relative performance in the East region, and it is high yielding on heavier soils. Surge has high resistance to brown rust and rhynchosporium, and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

Valerie

A two-row feed variety with a very high specific weight. This variety has given its best relative performance in the East region. Valerie combines good grain quality characteristics with relatively stiff straw. It is a relatively early-maturing variety. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

Bazooka

A six-row hybrid feed variety with a high specific weight. It has produced consistent treated yields across the UK and soil types. It is a tall variety with moderate straw strength and requires careful management. It has resistance to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

Belfry

A six-row hybrid feed variety. This tall variety has given very high treated yields in the West region and on heavier soils. It is relatively stiff strawed for a six-row hybrid variety. Belfry has high resistance to rhynchosporium and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

Belmont

A very high-yielding six-row hybrid feed variety. Belmont has given very high yields in the East and West regions and has a high yield potential in the North. It is a tall variety with moderate straw strength, and requires careful management. It has high resistance to rhynchosporium and it is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1). Belmont is susceptible to brown rust.

Funky

Gigga x Meridian

A relatively early-maturing six-row (non-hybrid) feed variety. This relatively short variety tends to give a good specific weight but gives higher screening levels. It is relatively stiff-strawed and gives its best relative performance in the West region. Funky has high resistance to brown rust and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

KWS Feeris (NEW)

Amistar x KWS Kosmos

This new addition is a six-row (non-hybrid) feed variety, with a specific recommendation for the UK for its tolerance to Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV). Over the three years of testing, this variety has given low screening levels. It has a high yield potential in the West region (based on limited data). It is a relatively stiff-strawed variety. KWS Feeris is susceptible to mildew but is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

SY Canyon (NEW)

This new addition is a very high-yielding six-row hybrid variety recommended for the UK. It has a very high specific weight, the highest for a six-row variety on the 2022/23 Recommended List. This relatively early-maturing variety has performed well across all regions and soil types. SY Canyon has high resistance to mildew and has given the highest untreated yields in UK trials. It is a tall variety with relatively weak straw, and requires careful management. It is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

SY Kingsbarn

A very high-yielding six-row hybrid feed variety with a high specific weight. This variety has given very high yields throughout the UK and has a high yield potential on lighter soils. This tall variety has moderate straw strength but responds well to plant growth regulators. It has high resistance to mildew and is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

SY Kingston

A very high-yielding six-row hybrid feed variety with a high specific weight. This relatively early-maturing variety has given very high treated yields in both the West and North regions. It has also performed well in the East and on lighter soils, where it is high yielding. It is a tall variety with relatively weak straw and requires careful management. SY Kingston has no major weaknesses in disease resistance and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It has high resistance to mildew and is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).

SY Thunderbolt

A very high-yielding six-row feed hybrid variety with a high specific weight. This tall and relatively early-maturing variety has given very high treated yields throughout the UK and on heavier soils. It has relatively weak straw and requires careful management. SY Thunderbolt has no major weaknesses in disease resistance, and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It has high resistance to mildew and is resistant to the common strains of barley mosaic viruses (BaMMV and BaYMV strain 1).


Spring barley 2022


The mlo resistance gene in barley confers almost complete resistance to barley powdery mildew. All spring barley varieties on the current Recommended List carry this gene and can, therefore, be assumed to be resistant to powdery mildew.

UK spring malting barley market share is given as % of Malting Association of Great Britain (MAGB) member purchases.

Fairing

Titouan x 144-02-4

Quality: Fully approved by MBC for grain distilling use. Fairing has a specific recommendation for its suitability for the production of malt for grain distilling.

Agronomy: This variety is early maturing, with stiff straw and high resistance to brackling. It has high resistance to mildew and rhynchosporium, but it is susceptible to brown rust.

MAGB comment: Fully Approved by MBC for grain distilling use in 2018. Growers are advised to speak to their merchants about end markets.

Firefoxx

Chanson x Acorn

Quality: A high-yielding variety with potential for malt distilling use. It tends to give a low specific weight.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields throughout the UK. It is a relatively stiff, short-strawed variety, with high resistance to brackling. Firefoxx has very high resistance to mildew, but it is susceptible to brown rust.

MAGB comment: Under test by MBC for malt distilling, with completion expected spring 2022. Growers are advised to speak to merchants before committing to this or other varieties in this position.

Jensen (NEW)

RGT Planet x Laureate

Quality: This new addition is a very high-yielding variety recommended for the UK, with potential for brewing use. It tends to give a low specific weight.

Agronomy: This variety has given very high treated yields particularly in the East region and, based on limited data, in the West region. This short variety has high resistance to brackling. Jensen has high resistance to mildew and has given high yields in untreated UK trials.

MAGB comment: New variety currently under assessment by MBC for brewing. Growers are advised to speak to merchants before committing to this or other varieties in this position.

KWS Sassy

Concerto x Publican

Quality: Fully approved by MBC for malt distilling use.

Agronomy: This variety has given its best relative performance in the North and West regions. It has moderate resistance to both lodging and brackling. KWS Sassy has very high resistance to mildew.

MAGB comment: Fully Approved for malt distilling use since 2017. KWS Sassy continues to hold its share of the UK spring barley market at around 9%. Growers are advised to speak to their merchants about end markets.

Laureate

Sanette x Concerto

Quality: Fully approved by MBC for both brewing and malt distilling use. It tends to give a lower specific weight.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields throughout the UK. It is a short-strawed variety with high resistance to brackling. It has very high resistance to mildew and has given high yields in untreated UK trials.

MAGB comment: Fully approved by the MBC for brewing and malt distilling since 2017. Laureate continues to dominate the UK spring barley market, with 55-60% market share.

LG Diablo

Quality: Fully approved by MBC for both brewing and malt distilling use.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields in both the North and East regions. It is a late-maturing variety, with relatively stiff straw and high resistance to brackling. LG Diablo has very high resistance to mildew.

MAGB comment: Fully approved by MBC for malt distilling use in 2019, and for brewing use in 2020. LG Diablo continues to grow its share of the UK spring barley market.

RGT Planet

Tamtam x Concerto

Quality: Fully approved by MBC for brewing.

Agronomy: It has relatively stiff straw with high resistance to brackling. RGT Planet has high resistance to mildew.

MAGB comment: Fully approved by MBC for brewing since 2016. RGT Planet continues to hold its share of the spring barley market at around 15%.

Skyway

RGT Planet x NOS 2105-11

Quality: A very high-yielding variety, with potential for brewing use.

Agronomy: This variety has given very high treated yields, particularly in the West and East regions. It is a relatively stiff-strawed variety with high resistance to brackling. Skyway has very high resistance to mildew and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It is susceptible to brown rust, and limited data suggest it is susceptible to rhynchosporium.

MAGB comment: Under test by MBC for brewing, with completion expected spring 2022. Growers are advised to speak to merchants before committing to this or other varieties in this position.

Spinner (NEW)

Laureate x Flyer

Quality: This new addition is a high-yielding variety recommended for the UK, with potential for brewing use.

Agronomy: This variety has given a high treated yield in the East region, and limited data suggest it has a very high yield potential in the West. It is a relatively stiff-strawed variety with high resistance to brackling. Spinner has very high resistance to mildew and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. Limited data suggest it is susceptible to rhynchosporium.

MAGB comment: New variety currently under assessment by MBC for brewing. Growers are advised to speak to merchants before committing to this or other varieties in this position.

SY Bronte (NEW)

(SY Stanza x Ovation) x Laureate

Quality: This new addition is a high-yielding variety recommended for the UK, with potential for brewing use.

Agronomy: This variety has given a high treated yields in the East and North regions, and limited data suggest it has a very high yield potential in the West. It is a relatively stiff-strawed variety with high resistance to brackling. SY Bronte has very high resistance to mildew, but it is susceptible to brown rust.

MAGB comment: New variety currently under assessment by MBC for brewing. Growers are advised to speak to merchants before committing to this or other varieties in this position.

SY Splendor

Octavia x Dioptric

Quality: A high-yielding variety with potential for brewing use.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields throughout the UK. SY Splendor has relatively stiff straw with high resistance to brackling. It has very high resistance to mildew, but it is very susceptible to brown rust. Limited data suggest it is susceptible to rhynchosporium.

MAGB comment: SY Splendor was removed from the MBC Approved List for brewing in 2022. Growers are advised to speak to merchants before committing to this or other varieties in this position.

SY Tungsten

RGT Planet x Ovation

Quality: A high-yielding variety with potential for both brewing and malt distilling use.

Agronomy: This variety has given high treated yields in both the West and North regions. It has relatively stiff straw with high resistance to brackling. It has high resistance to mildew, but it is susceptible to brown rust. It is very susceptible to rhynchosporium.

MAGB comment: SY Tungsten was removed from the MBC Approved List for brewing and malt distilling in 2022. Growers are advised to speak to merchants before committing to this or other varieties in this position.

MBC Approved List

Brewing use

Full approval: Laureate, LG Diablo, RGT Planet

Provisional approval: Skyway 

Malt distilling use

Full approval: KWS Sassy, Laureate, LG Diablo

Provisional approval: Firefoxx

Grain distilling use

Full approval: Fairing

Provisional approval: None approved

Cadiz

Cresendo x NOS2104-11

A high-yielding feed variety recommended for the East and West regions. It has given very high yields in both the East and West regions. It is a relatively stiff-strawed variety with high resistance to brackling. Cadiz has very high resistance to mildew. Limited data suggest it is very susceptible to rhynchosporium.

Fairway

KWS Irina x Odyssey

A high-yielding feed variety, with a low specific weight. This relatively early-maturing variety has given high treated yields throughout the UK. It has relatively stiff straw with high resistance to brackling. Fairway has very high resistance to mildew, but it is very susceptible to brown rust. Limited data suggest it is very susceptible to rhynchosporium. Fairway is no longer under test in RL trials.

Malvern (NEW)

Dragoon x NOS 2113-11

This new addition is a high-yielding feed variety recommended for the West region. It tends to give a lower specific weight. It has a very high yield potential in the West region (based on limited data). It is a stiff-strawed variety with high resistance to brackling. Malvern has very high resistance to mildew and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. Limited data suggest it is very susceptible to rhynchosporium.

Prospect

KWS Irina x Overture

A high-yielding feed variety. This variety has given high treated yields in the West region and has given its best relative performance in the East, where it is very high yielding. This relatively stiff, short-strawed variety has high resistance to brackling. Prospect has very high resistance to mildew, but it is susceptible to brown rust.

CB Score (NEW)

(CB China x RGT Planet) x (Lauxana x Laureate)

Quality: This new addition is a Null-Lox 4G variety, lacking the genes for production of lipoxgenase and dimethyl sulphate both of which can affect beer quality. Described for the UK.

Agronomy: This variety has given its best relative performance in the North region. It is a relatively stiff-strawed variety with high resistance to brackling. CB Score has very high resistance to mildew.


Oat varieties


Winter oats 2022/23


Dalguise

Mirabel x Solva

A husked variety with a high specific weight. Dalguise is a tall variety with weak straw strength. It is an early-maturing variety, and it is susceptible to both mildew and crown rust.

Gerald

Bulwark x 76/17Cn26

A husked variety with a low kernel content and moderate straw strength. It is susceptible to both mildew and crown rust.

Mascani

F5 CW0112/15A/05 x Stampede

A husked variety with a very high kernel content and moderate straw strength. Mascani remains by far the most popular variety with oat millers and growers, valued for its grain quality characteristics. It is less susceptible to mildew than most varieties.

RGT Lineout

A relatively early-maturing husked variety, with moderate straw strength. It is very susceptible to mildew. RGT Lineout is no longer under test in RL trials.

RGT Southwark

(932536 x 24062) x 24082

A very high-yielding husked variety, with tall straw. It is relatively early maturing. RGT Southwark has very high resistance to the common strains of crown rust, but it is susceptible to mildew.

Fusion

A huskless (naked), late-maturing oat variety with short, stiff straw. Fusion is susceptible to mildew and very susceptible to crown rust.

Grafton

(79.77CN5 x 81-110CN9) x Pendragon

A huskless (naked) variety, with tall straw and moderate straw strength. Grafton is an early-maturing variety. It is susceptible to both crown rust and mildew.

Peloton

96-41Cn3 x 98-97Cn8

A huskless (naked) oat variety with a higher yield potential than older varieties. It has moderate straw strength. Peloton has no major weaknesses in disease resistance and has high resistance to mildew.


Spring oats 2022


Aspen

A short, husked variety. It is susceptible to mildew.

Canyon

A high-yielding and early-maturing husked variety. Canyon has high resistance to mildew and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It is susceptible to crown rust.

Conway

An early-maturing husked variety. Conway is susceptible to crown rust.

Delfin

07/107 x Canyon

A very high-yielding husked variety. Delfin has high resistance to mildew and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. It is susceptible to crown rust.

Merlin (NEW)

Neklan x Canyon

This new addition is a very high-yielding husked variety recommended for the UK. It is an early-maturing variety. Merlin has high resistance to mildew and has given high yields in untreated UK trials. Limited data suggest it is very susceptible to crown rust.

Lion (NEW)

Poseidon x Max

This new addition is a husked variety recommended for the UK. It is an early-maturing variety, with a very high kernel content. It is very susceptible to mildew.

WPB Elyann

(Ivory x LW 00W035-01) x LW 97W020-01

A short and early-maturing variety. WPB Elyann has a very high kernel content. It is susceptible to mildew.

WPB Isabel

LW 03W038-06 x Husky

A very high-yielding husked variety with a high kernel content.

Yukon

A high-yielding husked variety. Yukon has high resistance to mildew and has given high yields in untreated UK trials.

Kamil

A huskless (naked) oat variety with a high specific weight. It is susceptible to mildew and crown rust.

Lennon (NEW)

MF9018-11801 x 13174Cn3/6n

This addition is an established huskless (naked) oat variety described for the UK. Lennon is a short variety with a high specific weight (based on limited data).

Oliver

A huskless (naked) oat variety with a high specific weight. It is susceptible to crown rust and very susceptible to mildew.

 


Oilseed rape varieties

Please note that comments made on resistance to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV), clubroot and pod shatter resistance are based on advice from plant breeders. These have not been verified in RL tests.


Winter oilseed rape 2022/23


Aardvark

A conventional, open-pollinated variety recommended for the UK. This variety has high resistance to lodging, with good stem stiffness at maturity. Aardvark has high resistance to light leaf spot. It is no longer under test in RL trials.

Acacia

A conventional, open-pollinated variety recommended for the UK. Acacia has given a high treated gross output in the East/West and North regions. It has high resistance to lodging and is very stiff-stemmed at maturity.

Amarone (NEW)

This new addition is a conventional, open-pollinated variety recommended for the North region. This variety has given a high treated gross output in the North. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data), with good stem stiffness at maturity. Amarone has high resistance to light leaf spot and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

Ambassador

A hybrid variety recommended for the UK. This variety has given a very high treated gross output in the East/West region and a high treated gross output in the North. It has high resistance to lodging, with good stem stiffness at maturity. It is relatively early maturing, with resistance to pod shatter. Ambassador has high resistance to both light leaf spot and stem canker, and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

Annika (NEW)

This new addition is a conventional, open-pollinated variety recommended for the UK. It has given a high treated gross output for the East/West region. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data), with good stem stiffness at maturity. It is a relatively late-maturing variety. Annika has high resistance to light leaf spot and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

Artemis

A hybrid variety recommended for the UK. This variety has given a high treated gross output in the East/West region. It has high resistance to lodging, with good stem stiffness at maturity. It is relatively early maturing, with resistance to pod shatter. Artemis has high resistance to stem canker and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV). It is no longer under test in RL trials.

Aspire

A conventional, open-pollinated variety recommended for the UK. It has high resistance to lodging and is very stiff-stemmed at maturity. It is a relatively late-maturing variety. Aspire has high resistance to light leaf spot and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

Aurelia

A hybrid variety recommended for the UK. This variety has given a high treated gross output in both the East/West and North regions. It has high resistance to lodging, with good stem stiffness at maturity. Aurelia has resistance to pod shatter. It has high resistance to both light leaf spot and stem canker, and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

Blazen

A conventional, open-pollinated variety recommended for the North region. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data) and is very stiff-stemmed at maturity. Blazen has high resistance to light leaf spot. It is no longer under test in RL trials.

Crocodile

A hybrid variety with a specific recommendation for the East/West region for its resistance to the common strains of clubroot, though it may be susceptible to strains found in some fields. Crocodile has high resistance to lodging and it is relatively early maturing. It is susceptible to stem canker.

Crome

A hybrid variety with a specific recommendation for the UK for its resistance to the common strains of clubroot, though it may be susceptible to strains found in some fields. This variety has high resistance to lodging, with good stem stiffness at maturity. It is susceptible to stem canker.

Croozer

A hybrid variety with a specific recommendation for the East/West region for its resistance to the common strains of clubroot, though it may be susceptible to strains found in some fields. It has high resistance to lodging, with good stem stiffness at maturity. It is a relatively early-maturing and early-flowering variety. Croozer has high resistance to stem canker. It is no longer under test in RL trials.

Crossfit (NEW)

This new addition is a hybrid variety with a specific recommendation for the East/West region for its resistance to the common strains of clubroot, though it may be susceptible to strains found in some fields. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data). Crossfit is relatively early maturing, with resistance to pod shatter. It has very high resistance to stem canker and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

Darling

A hybrid variety recommended for the East/West region. It has high resistance to lodging, with good stem stiffness at maturity. Darling has resistance to pod shatter. It has high resistance to stem canker and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV). Darling is no longer under test in RL trials.

Dart (NEW)

This new addition is a hybrid variety recommended for the East/West region. It has given a very high treated gross output in the East/West. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data) and is very stiff-stemmed at maturity. Dart has high resistance to both light leaf spot and stem canker, and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

Dazzler

A hybrid variety recommended for the East/West region. This early-flowering variety has high resistance to lodging and is very stiff-stemmed at maturity. It is relatively early maturing, with resistance to pod shatter. Dazzler has high resistance to stem canker and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV). It is no longer under test in RL trials.

DK Expectation

A hybrid variety recommended for the East/West region. It is an early-flowering variety and has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data). It is relatively early maturing, with resistance to pod shatter. DK Expectation has high resistance to both light leaf spot and stem canker and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

DK Imprint CL

A Clearfield® hybrid variety for the UK, with a specific recommendation for its tolerance to specific imidazolinone herbicides. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data) and has resistance to pod shatter. DK Imprint CL has high resistance to stem canker. Growers are advised to see the BASF website (agricentre.basf.co.uk) for more information about Clearfield® management and husbandry.

Flemming (NEW)

This new addition is a hybrid variety recommended for the East/West region. It has given a high treated gross output in the East/West. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data) and is very stiff-stemmed at maturity. It is a late-maturing variety. Flemming has high resistance to both light leaf spot and stem canker, and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

LG Adonis (NEW)

This new addition is a hybrid variety recommended for the East/West region. This variety has given a very high treated gross output in the East/West. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data), with good stem stiffness at maturity. LG Adonis has high resistance to both light leaf spot and stem canker, and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

LG Antigua

A hybrid variety recommended for the East/West region. This variety has given a high treated gross output in the East/West. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data), with good stem stiffness at maturity. It is a relatively early-maturing variety, with resistance to pod shatter. It has high resistance to stem canker and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

LG Aviron

A hybrid variety recommended for the UK. This variety has given a high treated gross output in both the East/West and North regions. LG Aviron is an early-flowering variety. It is relatively early maturing, with resistance to pod shatter. It has high resistance to both light leaf spot and stem canker, and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

LG Auckland (NEW)

This new addition is a hybrid variety recommended for the UK. This variety has given a very high treated gross output in the East/West and a high treated gross output in the North region (based on limited data). It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data). It is relatively early maturing, with resistance to pod shatter. LG Auckland has high resistance to both light leaf spot and stem canker, and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

LG Constructor CL (NEW)

This new addition is a Clearfield® hybrid variety for the UK, with a specific recommendation for its tolerance to specific imidazolinone herbicides. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data), with good stem stiffness at maturity. It is a relatively early-maturing variety, with resistance to pod shatter. It is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV). Growers are advised to see the BASF website (agricentre.basf.co.uk) for more information about Clearfield® management and husbandry.

Matrix CL (NEW)

This new addition is a Clearfield® hybrid variety for the UK, with a specific recommendation for its tolerance to specific imidazolinone herbicides. It is a relatively tall variety and has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data), with good stem stiffness at maturity. Matrix CL is a relatively early-maturing variety, with resistance to pod shatter. It has high resistance to stem canker and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV). Growers are advised to see the BASF website (agricentre.basf.co.uk) for more information about Clearfield® management and husbandry.

Nizza CL

A Clearfield® hybrid variety for the East/West region, with a specific recommendation for its tolerance to specific imidazolinone herbicides. Nizza CL has high resistance to lodging, with good stem stiffness at maturity. Growers are advised to see the BASF website (agricentre.basf.co.uk) for more information about Clearfield® management and husbandry. Nizza CL is no longer under test in RL trials.

PT279CL

A Clearfield® hybrid variety for the East/West region, with a specific recommendation for its tolerance to specific imidazolinone herbicides. PT279CL has high resistance to lodging, with good stem stiffness at maturity, and is relatively early maturing. Growers are advised to see the BASF website (agricentre.basf.co.uk) for more information about Clearfield® management and husbandry.

PT303 (NEW)

This new addition is a hybrid variety recommended for the UK. It has given a very high gross output in the East/West and a high gross output in the North region. It is a relatively tall variety and has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data), with good stem stiffness at maturity. PT303 has high resistance to both light leaf spot and stem canker and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

Respect

A hybrid variety recommended for the East/West region. This variety has given a high treated gross output in the East/West. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data), with good stem stiffness at maturity. It has high resistance to stem canker.

Tennyson (NEW)

This new addition is a hybrid variety recommended for the East/West region. It has given a high gross output for the East/West. It has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data). Tennyson has very high resistance to stem canker, high resistance to light leaf spot, and is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

V 316 OL

A hybrid variety with a specific recommendation for the UK for its high oleic, low linolenic (HOLL) oil type. It has high resistance to lodging, with good stem stiffness at maturity. V 316 OL is no longer under test in RL trials.

PX131

PX131 is a semi-dwarf hybrid (it is believed to carry the Ogu-INRA dwarfing gene in the heterozygous state), described for the UK. It is very short, has high resistance to lodging and is very stiff-stemmed at maturity. It has resistance to pod shatter. PX131 has high resistance to light leaf spot.

PX138 (NEW)

This new addition is a semi-dwarf hybrid (it is believed to carry the Ogu-INRA dwarfing gene in the heterozygous state), described for the East/West region. It is very short, has high resistance to lodging (based on limited data) and is very stiff-stemmed at maturity. PX138 is a relatively early-maturing variety. It is resistant to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV).

Resort

A high erucic acid rape (HEAR) variety, described for the UK. HEAR varieties have a different oil profile (having around 50% erucic acid, compared with less than 2% for ‘00’ varieties). They are used for a variety of industrial uses, such as specialist lubricants, inks, cosmetics and slip agents. Growers should take action to prevent high erucic volunteers (which can lead to deductions or rejections) from appearing in subsequent ‘00’ oilseed rape crops. It has high resistance to lodging and is stiff-stemmed at maturity.


RL comments timeline

  • Available for the major cereal and oilseed crops, variety comments accompany each edition of the RL
  • When the online tables are launched (November/December), comments cover the main varietal developments (new varieties)
  • When the first edition of the booklet is launched (January/February), detailed variety-specific comments are published (all varieties)
  • Variety-specific comments also feature in the second edition of the booklet (May/June)
  • Comments associated with previous editions are available in the RL archive

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