In 2017, Group 4 hard feed varieties lead the way with Graham, KWS Kerrin, and KWS Santiago achieving a yield of 104%. The same yield has also been achieved by the group 3 biscuit wheat KWS Barrel (104%) The highest yielding soft Group 4 feeds are Bennington and Hardwicke, both yielding 102%. Yield isn’t everything with quality wheats but the top yielding nabim Group 1 bread variety is KWS Zyatt (103%), KWS Siskin is the highest yielding nabim Group 2 bread wheat (102%) and we have already mentioned the impressive yield performance of KWS Barrel at 104%.
Using the five-year average
The 2017 data show yields based on one season. The five-year average is a better measure of variety performance over the past five seasons (2013 to 2017).
Current good performers, based on five-year average yields alone, include the hard feed varieties KWS Kerrin (105%) and Shabras (104%), the soft Group 4 varieties Bennington (103%), KWS Barrel (103%) in Group 3, KWS Siskin (102%) in Group 2 and KWS Zyatt (102%) in Group 1
Two further candidates (KWS Jackal and LG Generation) have been national listed, so we can now report their results. Looking at the five-year averages, the hard feed candidate yields are RGT Gravity (107%) Gleam (105%) and Verso (104%). The soft feed candidates are RGT Universe (104%), KWS Jackal (104%) and Elation (103%) while the potential biscuit-making variety Elicit is yielding 103%.
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