Harvest Results – 19th September

Harvest Results for a further five AHDB Recommended Lists (RL) winter wheat trials were reported on the 19th September, as well as some spring barley results.

Winter wheat Harvest Results 2016

Harvest Results for a further five AHDB Recommended Lists (RL) winter wheat trials were reported on the 19th September, says the AHDB. The latest results are from Angus and Borders in Scotland, Londonderry in Northern Ireland, as well as Oxfordshire and Leicestershire in England.

Average yield stands at 10.71t/ha, which is very close to the five-year average of 10.62t/ha.

In 2016, Group 4 hard feed varieties lead the way on outright yield. Currently, Belgrade tops the yields at 106%, with Graham at 105%. Reflection, KWS Santiago, Evolution, KWS Crispin and KWS Silverstone are all close behind on 103%.

Untreated yield data for five sites have also been published this week. The data show that Reflection, which is susceptible to yellow rust, averaged just 4.5t/ha. Graham – which has good resistance to both septoria tritici and yellow rust – held up well, with an average yield of 8.34t/ha.

Using the five-year average

Current good performers, based on five-year average yields alone, include Skyfall (101%), KWS Trinity (99%) and RGT Illustrious (97%) in Group 1. KWS Siskin (103%) and KWS Lili (102%) in Group 2 look impressive in comparison to many feed wheat yields. KWS Barrel (103%) and Britannia (102%) are top biscuit wheat performers in Group 3. Leeds tops the soft Group 4 yields (102%).

2016 Candidates

The hard feed candidates, Freiston (104%), Shabras (105%) and KWS Kerrin (104%), and the soft feed candidates, Stratosphere (106%), LG Sundance (105%), Bennington (104%) and Moulton (104%), are all performing well in 2016. The quality candidates KWS Zyatt and LG Cassidy (potential bread-making varieties) and LG Bletchley (a potential biscuit-making variety) are all performing well on yield. 

Spring barley Harvest Results 2016

Results now include sites from Devon to the north of Scotland. Average yields of the control varieties continue to perform well at 7.77t/ha, which is above the five-year average of 7.64t/ha.

To date, the highest yields are from the Herefordshire site, where the average yield is 9.10t/ha.

The 2016 values show yields based on one season from the 16 sites harvested to date.

In 2016, the fully approved brewing variety RGT Planet has achieved 106%, while Laureate (provisionally approved for brewing and distilling) and Origin have achieved 105%.

Using the five-year average

Over the longer term, RGT Planet (106%), Laureate (105%) and the feed variety Ovation (105%) are performing well. Popular varieties Concerto and Propino achieved 95% and 100% respectively.

2016 Candidates

In 2016, the potential malting varieties LG Opera, Chanson and Acorn achieved 103%, 102% and 102% respectively.

Full Harvest Results tables can be found at: www.cereals.ahdb.org.uk/harvestresults

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