Costello

Everything you need to know about wheat variety Costello

The above video was recorded on June 30, 2021 and the information below was updated on July 6, 2021.

BREEDER: Senova Ltd

PEDIGREE: W151 x Timaru

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2015)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 3.6. Scotland: 0.4.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 3.3. Scotland: 0.0.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 99

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 99

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 80

MARKET OPTIONS: Hard Group 4, Feed

POSITIVES

  • Robust and reliable variety; a ‘safe pair of hands’.
  • Performs best on heavier soils.
  • Short, stiff straw.
  • Excellent yellow rust and mildew resistance, above average on Septoria tritici.
  • Superb grain quality, very high Hagberg and highest specific weight of all varieties on the RL.
  • Good sprouting resistance.

NEGATIVES

  • Low yielding – below other hard feed wheats.
  • Poor as a second wheat and doesn’t perform on light land.
  • Poor brown rust resistance and not orange wheat blossom midge resistant.
  • Slightly later to mature.

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