Cereal Seeds – Wheat

 

The most recent seed recommendations from the Irish Department of Agriculture are

Winter Wheat 2016

Agronomic & Quality Characteristics* Recommended Provisionally Recommended
 Avatar   Dunmore   Jb Diego   Kws Lumos Kws Lili Leeds Weaver
Relative Yield ¨ 100 97 100 97 100 98 101
Straw Height (cm) 82.7 81.0 79.2 75.1 72.6 79.7 84.6
Resistance to lodging 7 5 6 8 (8) 8 4
Straw breakdown 7 7 7 7 (8) 7 6
Earliness of ripening 5 5 6 7 (5) 5 6
Resistance to:
Mildew 5 6 6 7 (8) 3 6
Septoria spp. 5 6 5 5 (6) 4 5
Yellow rust 7 6 7 7 (6) 7 7
Fusarium ear blight 6 6 6 5 (5) 6 6
Sprouting 5 6 7 7 (7) 4 6
Quality:
Grain Protein % (15%MC) 9.4 9.6 9.9 9.9 9.3 9.6 9.4
Hagberg Falling No.♠ - - - 366 341 261 -
Bread-making quality - - - - - - -
1000 grain weight (g) 48.3 45.4 49.8 44.3 44.6 44.7 49.8
Hectolitre weight (kg/hl) 76.5 74.8.0 76.8 77.2 75.7 76.3 75.9
Market + F F F F F F F
Year First Listed 2013 2014 2010 2014 2016 2015 2015

Varieries no longer listed: Cordiale, Einstein & SY Epson.

*       Based on trial results from 2013, 2014 and 2015.

¨      Yields are expressed as a percentage of the mean JB Diego  and Avatar (100 = 12.1 t/ha @ 15% moisture content).

♠       Based on milling results from 2014 harvest.

+       Br – Bread-making potential. Bi - Biscuit making potential. F – Feed quality.

Notes On Winter Wheat Varieties

Recommended

Avatar: A very high yielding British variety with a moderately long straw and good resistance to lodging and straw breakdown. Moderatlely late maturing. Moderately susceptible to mildew and Septoria tritici. Moderately susceptible to sprouting. Grain of feed quality with good hectolitre weight.

  • Parentage: Istabraq x Lion
  • Breeder/Irl. Agent: Limagrain UK, Goldcrop Ltd.

Dunmore: A British bred variety with moderately long straw, moderate susceptibility to lodging and good resistance to straw breakdown. Moderatlely late maturing. Moderate resistance to Septoria tritici, mildew, yellow rust and fusarium. Moderate resistance to sprouting. Grain of feed quality with a relatively good hectolitre weight.

  • Parentage: Lion x Alchemy
  • Breeder/Irl. Agent: Limagrain, UK, Seed Technology Ltd.

Jb Diego: A German variety with moderately short straw, moderate resistance to lodging and good resistance to straw breakdown. Moderately resistant to mildew and fusarium. Moderately susceptible to Septoria tritici. Good resistance to sprouting. Grain of feed quality with high thousand grain weight and good hectolitre weight.

  • Parentage:  3351b1 x Stru2374
  • Breeder/Irl. Agent: Breun, Germinal Seeds.

Kws Lumos: A British bred variety with moderately short straw, very good resistance to lodging and good resistance to straw breakdown. Good resistance to mildew and yellow rust with moderate susceptibility to fusarium and  Septoria tritici. Good resistance to sprouting. Very good grain quality, with a low thousand grain weight and a very good hectolitre weight.

  • Parentage: Cordiale x Dover
  • Breeder/Irl. Agent: KWS UK, Goldcrop Ltd.

Provisionally Recommended

Leeds: A French variety with moderately short straw, very good resistance to lodging and good resistance to straw breakdown. Very susceptible to mildew and susceptible to Septoria tritici. Good resistance to yellow rust and moderate resistance to fusarium. Late maturing variety. Susceptible to sprouting.

  • Parentage: Istabraq  x  Robigus
  • Breeder/Irl. Agent: Momont, Seed Technology Ltd.

Kws Lili: A late maturing British bred variety with short straw, very good resistance to lodging and to straw breakdown. Very good reistance to mildew and moderate resistance to Septoria tritici and yellow rust. Moderate susceptibility to fusarium. Good resistance to sprouting. Grain of bread quality with good hectolitre weight.

  • Parentage: KWS Horizon X CPBT W134
  • Breeder/Irl. Agent: KWS UK, Goldcrop Ltd.

Weaver: A British bred variety with moderately long straw, susceptible  to lodging and moderate resistance to straw breakdown. Moderate susceptibilty to Septoria tritici and moderate resistance to fusarium. Moderate resistance to mildew and good resistance to yellow rust. Moderately susceptible to sprouting. Grain of feed quality with a relatively good hectolitre weight.

  • Parentage: Welford x (Consort x Claire)
  • Breeder/Irl. Agent: Agent: Elsom seeds, UK, Germinal Seeds.

Spring Wheat 2016

Agronomic & Quality
Characteristics*
Recommended
Sparrow Rgt Doubleshot Quintus
Relative Yield ¨ 98 102 105
Straw Height 69.8 69.2 74.7
Strength of straw 8 5 5
Earliness of ripening 5 6 7
Resistance to:
Mildew 5 5 8
Septoria spp. 6 6 6
Yellow rust 7 7 8
Sprouting 6 - -
Quality:
Grain protein content (%) 11.6 11.6 11.2
Hagberg falling number § 317 340 281
Milling and baking quality ▀ Good Good Good
1000 grain weight (g) 45.5 40.2 47.1
Hectolitre weight (kg/hl) 77.1 77.8 77.3
Hardness index Hard Hard Hard
Year first listed 2010 2015 2015

* Based on trial results from 2013, 2014 and 2015.

¨ Yields are expressed as a percentage of Sparrow and RGT Doubleshot   (100 =  8.7t/ha @ 15% moisture content)

§  Based on results from 2013 and 2014

▀ Milling and baking quality determined by functional performance tests

- No Data

Notes On Spring Wheat Varieties

Recommended

Sparrow:  A high yielding British variety with moderately short, very stiff straw. Moderately susceptible to mildew and moderately resistant to Septoria spp. Limited data suggests it has good resistance to yellow rust. Good milling and baking quality.

  • Cross: (Chablis x Status) x Chablis
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: CPB Twyford Ltd, Goldcrop Ltd.

Rgt Doubleshot: A very high yielding French variety with moderately short and moderately weak straw. Moderately susceptible to mildew, moderately resistant to Septoria spp and limited data suggests it has good resistance to yellow rust. Small grain size, good grain quality and good milling and baking characteristics.

  • Cross: (Josselin x Pasteur)
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: RAGT, Goldcrop Ltd.

Quintus: A very high yielding Dutch variety with a moderately tall and moderately weak straw. An earlier maturing variety with moderate resistance to Septoria spp,.  Very good resistance to mildew and yellow rust.  Large grain size with good grain qualtiy. Good milling and baking quality.

  • Cross: [(LW093W015-3 X  LW096SW35) X ZE99Z531-28]
  • Breeder/ Irl Agent: Wiersum, NL, Goldcrop Ltd.