What new feed wheat?

Jerry

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
I need to replace Skyfall for this autumn drilling. It’s breaking then to rust and has had its day now.

Will carry Graham for another year, hopefully more.

So what varieties are worth looking at?

Note I’m in the SW so good septoria scores are a must!
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
I need to replace Skyfall for this autumn drilling. It’s breaking then to rust and has had its day now.

Will carry Graham for another year, hopefully more.

So what varieties are worth looking at?

Note I’m in the SW so good septoria scores are a must!

In the SW Graham and KWS Extase are the ones to beat and will undoubtedly command a big market share.
Two candidate varieties to watch out for and follow in their trial results this year for SW growers are Mayflower and KWS Dawsum.
 

Jerry

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
I still like Skyfall and don't find it very rusty at all. Don't feel its outclassed yet, its a tough old variety.

I tried Graham and it rusted terribly and yielded badly so don't fancy it.

Probably will try Extase next year

Interesting.

skyfall here this year is either bstandard seed or C1 on seed contract. Both suffering rust

Graham is 3 year home saved seed.

Both skyfall types have rusted. Graham very little rust at all and yielded very very well two years ago. Last year was crap but so was everything else.
 

Hampton

Member
Location
Shropshire
I’m the same used to love a new variety but now I find once I find one that I get on with tend to stick with it a while
I agree.
Having said that it feels like zyatt is now at the stage solstice was when it succumbed to rust.
I have some extras which looks very clean although it was drilled later after potatoes. I also have some Graham which looks clean, as does my Dunstan.
Basically it all looks clean except the Zyatt!
 

Jerry

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
Yes possibly I didn't give Graham a fair crack of the whip.

just found this from two years ago.
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bobk

Member
Location
stafford
2007 grew the biggest crop of wheat in my lifetime , Oakley , bad summer , wet , late harvest , sprouted to sh!t , struggled to cut it . soul destroying .
 

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