Recommend Me A Milling Wheat

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Heavy land milling wheat variety needed. Needs to stand; thresh; and have an aggressive growth type. Needs to be fairly "showy" in early spring so I can feel good about it.

Thoughts? Gp1,2,3 all fine.
 

Badshot

Member
Location
Kent
I'm going to try extase this year.
With frontier taking over Warburton's, wanting to cut my tonneage to an unusable level for the storage I have, I am dropping out of the contract.

With wheat trading at decent levels, lots in the news of big feed lots swapping to wheat as corn is too expensive, I can see it climbing to unseen levels in the next year.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Yup, due to field sizes I've more grass than ideal, so have two leys to knock out next year. I've been all feed for convenience, but as I move to using just central storage I want to add the value.
 
I’m a big fan of soft wheat. Was always a die hard feed grower. My man at Cefetra got me into softs. Now growing firefly, elicit and skyscraper. Like the fact we can mix the 3/4 and still get a soft premium. Need to be careful with the 4 softs as only a few varieties they take on a group 3 premium.
I like the fact it takes no more from an input point of view to get a soft to meet spec than our feed wheats used to.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Dad's Elicit looks ace. Thing is, now we don't run our own combine I can't be having heart attacks watching it shed or sprout. The idea is to get the stuff cut and into store.

If the store will take it, I'll book some Crusoe so will see. Did 13.2t/ha last time. Woot. That was a fair while back though.
 
Dad's Elicit looks ace. Thing is, now we don't run our own combine I can't be having heart attacks watching it shed or sprout. The idea is to get the stuff cut and into store.

If the store will take it, I'll book some Crusoe so will see. Did 13.2t/ha last time. Woot. That was a fair while back though.

We will take any group 1 variety, we just need to keep the Warbs and the Mulika separate from the other full spec group 1s.
 

sahara

Member
Location
Somerset
Zyatt?

We were growing Crusoe and like you found it a pain to thresh.
In our experience it would fit your criteria, picture taken last week.
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Ferndale213

Member
I'm going to try extase this year.
With frontier taking over Warburton's, wanting to cut my tonneage to an unusable level for the storage I have, I am dropping out of the contract.

With wheat trading at decent levels, lots in the news of big feed lots swapping to wheat as corn is too expensive, I can see it climbing to unseen levels in the next year.

heard that there is a big push to get Extase upgraded to a GP1 but haven’t seen anything to confirm this yet
 

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