Wheat Varieties South West

As a seed grower in the SW I have to try and guess what farmers will be growing in the next 3/4 years. Am growing Graham and Extase for this autumn and cannot see any better replacements at the moment. Unless anybody knows better ??
TIA
 

DanniAgro

Member
Theodore looks as though it might be handy, but without seeing it in the flesh it's hard to say. Plus I still like Sundance and can't understand why it seems to be the forgotten variety - It's supposed poor specific weight isn't apparent here and the absence of Septoria in the field certainly makes it cheaper to grow.
Don't forget Gleam.
 
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Brisel

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NFFN Member
Location
Midlands
Growing SY Insitor for the first time. Good Septoria score, OBM resistance, likes light land but is tall and needs a good PGR programme. Graham and Gleam as usual too.
 

CORK

Member
As a seed grower in the SW I have to try and guess what farmers will be growing in the next 3/4 years. Am growing Graham and Extase for this autumn and cannot see any better replacements at the moment. Unless anybody knows better ??
TIA
South coast of Ireland here so keeping an eye on some of the same wheat characteristics as yourself I’d imagine (Septoria, standing, sprouting)

The definitely been a lift in Septoria resistance of new varieties in the past short number of years.

Of the newer stuff coming along I’m planning towards growing LG Illuminate & KWS Dawsum for seed. Have Illuminate this year and aim to add Dawsum this autumn.
Both are in UK trials I think.
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
Sort for my ignorance but what's the BIPO royalty scheme? I always assumed it was just the BSPB rules that we all followed.

All you need to know here.


It is a very different scheme to the BSPB scheme. Essentially you enter into a separate contract for the royalty and it is important to check when purchasing seed if it is under BIPO rules as you may be quoted just a price for the seed with an additional royalty rate to follow.
likewise there is no agreement, as there is with BSPB, for a reduced royalty rate for FSS.
More breeders are starting to use this to extract more money from growers, particularly where seed is farm saved. The agreement you sign confers significant rights to BIPO in demanding information from you and access to farm.
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
South coast of Ireland here so keeping an eye on some of the same wheat characteristics as yourself I’d imagine (Septoria, standing, sprouting)

The definitely been a lift in Septoria resistance of new varieties in the past short number of years.

Of the newer stuff coming along I’m planning towards growing LG Illuminate & KWS Dawsum for seed. Have Illuminate this year and aim to add Dawsum this autumn.
Both are in UK trials I think.

That’s just like Cornwall. Sprouting resistance absolutely essential here, it’s a massive yield robber in a wet year.
 

Devon James

Member
Location
Devon
Sundance does the job here. Graham looking well. Small area of our old favourite Avatar left. Have a massive four acres of Extase that pulled through the monsoon which will make some home saved seed
Any opinions on Saki?
 

Cropper

Member
Location
N. Glos
What is BIPO?
All you need to know here.


It is a very different scheme to the BSPB scheme. Essentially you enter into a separate contract for the royalty and it is important to check when purchasing seed if it is under BIPO rules as you may be quoted just a price for the seed with an additional royalty rate to follow.
likewise there is no agreement, as there is with BSPB, for a reduced royalty rate for FSS.
More breeders are starting to use this to extract more money from growers, particularly where seed is farm saved. The agreement you sign confers significant rights to BIPO in demanding information from you and access to farm.
 

Cropper

Member
Location
N. Glos
Imagine a world where you buy a pedigree bull from a breeder and then have to pay them again every year according to the number of calves produced at a rate that they decide. No doubt animal breeding would be concentrated into the hands of a few multi-nationals and they would remind us that without them doing their work livestock would be far more susceptible to diseases and have lower feed conversion efficiency and growth rates and we’d be in the dark ages. This is what has been allowed to happen with plant breeding somehow. I think it is very wrong.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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