Grafton

Everything you need to know about wheat variety Grafton

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

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: Cordiale x CPBT W97

STATUS: Removed from AHDB Recommended List in 2019

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 0.3. Scotland: 1.7.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 0.2. Scotland: 0.4.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): N/A

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): N/A

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): N/A

MARKET OPTIONS: Hard Group 4, Feed

POSITIVES

  • Suitable for early drilling due to slow growth habit.
  • Short, stiff and very early to mature.
  • Good eyespot resistance.
  • Very good grain quality, high specific weight and Hagberg.

NEGATIVES

  • Yield no longer competitive.
  • Poor untreated yield with yellow rust and Septoria tritici resistance below average.
  • High input programme required.
  • Not orange wheat blossom midge resistant.

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