Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL)
The AHDB Recommended Lists (RL) for cereals and oilseeds. Download the 2020/21 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.
*Updated 5 February 2020
**Varieties grown in trials in 2019 but not added to the AHDB Recommended Lists 2020/21
Spring wheat (for spring sowing)
*Updated: 6 December 2019
*Updated: 2 April 2020
*Updated:12 June 2020
Other crops (descriptive lists)
Spring oilseed rape
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.
RL gets a digital boost
The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) is no stranger to the digital world, with data released online first. Now the RL has capitalised on technological advances to deliver powerful new ways to access and interpret the variety data. Find out about our variety selection tool and app in this Arable Focus article.
Find out more
The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds 2016–2021 (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 'protocols' page for information on the trials and the decision-making process, including the reasons for adding and removing varieties from RL.
The RL 2019/20 booklet was first published on 13 February 2019. The second (summer) edition was published on 16 May 2019. The RL pocketbooks for 2019/20 were published on 26 April 2019. The online tables for 2020/21 were first published on 2 December 2019.
The latest RL and the variety selection tool
AHDB Communications Manager Jason Pole outlines the main changes in the 2020/21 Recommended List (RL). He also speaks with Paul Gosling, head of the RL team, about the new variety selection tool.
Top tips from cereal breeders
In this edition of the Cereals and Oilseeds podcast, we invite breeders to share their tips on selecting varieties for autumn 2020. We also outline the latest developments in digtial for the RL.