Gleam

Everything you need to know about wheat variety Gleam

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

BREEDER: Syngenta UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: Hereford x KWS Kielder

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2018)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 13.0. Scotland: 4.0.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 8.5. Scotland: 4.2.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 103

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 102

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 81

MARKET OPTIONS: Hard Group 4, Feed

POSITIVES

  • Market leading hard wheat variety, high yielding and consistent.
  • Performs well as a first wheat and exceptionally well as a second wheat and on heavy land.
  • Potentially suited to early drilling, but with wide flexible drilling window.
  • Decent resistance to mildew and Septoria tritici, and orange wheat blossom midge resistant.
  • Relatively early to mature.
  • High tillering variety.

NEGATIVES

  • Susceptible to sprouting.
  • Potentially prone to sprouting in a bad year.
  • Low Hagberg for a hard wheat.
  • Average straw strength – may need watching.

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