Costello

Everything you need to know about wheat variety Costello

BREEDER: Senova Ltd

PEDIGREE: W151 x Timaru

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

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2019 %: England & Wales: 5.9. Scotland: 0.6.
PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2020 %: England & Wales: 4.8. Scotland: 0.0.

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (UK): 100

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 100

AHDB RL 2019 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 82

MARKET OPTIONS: Feed, Group 4 Hard

POSITIVES

• Robust and reliable variety; a ‘safe pair of hands’.
• Performs best on heavier soils.
• Short, stiff straw.
• Strong all-round disease resistance (though brown rust resistance average).
• Superb grain quality, very high Hagberg and highest specific weight of all varieties on the recommended list.

NEGATIVES

• Low yielding – below other hard feed wheats.
• Poor as a second wheat and doesn’t perform on light land.
• Latest to mature of the hard feed varieties.

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