Graham

Everything you need to know about wheat variety Graham

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

BREEDER: Syngenta UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: Premio x Expert

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2016)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 8.8. Scotland: 1.8.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 6.2. Scotland: 0.8.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 102

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 101

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 87

MARKET OPTIONS: Hard Group 4, Feed

POSITIVES

  • High untreated yield.
  • Performs best as a first wheat.
  • Suitable for early drilling.
  • Strong all-round disease resistance, especially to Septoria tritici, yellow rust and mildew.
  • Tall but stiff strawed, early to mature.
  • High Hagberg, reasonable grain quality.

NEGATIVES

  • North region yield slightly below the top hard wheat varieties.
  • Average performance as a second wheat.
  • Poor brown rust resistance and not orange wheat blossom midge resistant.
  • Potential ear fertility issues in the far north, with breeder not recommending the drilling of the variety north of the Forth.

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