Graham

Everything you need to know about wheat variety Graham

BREEDER: Syngenta UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: Premio x Expert

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

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2019 %: England & Wales: 9.9. Scotland: 1.6.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2020 %: England & Wales: 6.3. Scotland: 0.6.

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (UK): 102

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 99

AHDB RL 2020 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 88

MARKET OPTIONS: Feed, Group 4 Hard.

POSITIVES

• High untreated yield.
• Performs best as a first wheat on heavier land.
• Suitable for early drilling.
• Strong all-round disease resistance, especially to Septoria tritici and yellow rust.
• Stiff strawed and early to mature.
• Good sprouting resistance and grain quality.

NEGATIVES

• Northern region yield below other hard wheat varieties.
• Average performance as a second wheat and doesn’t suit light land.
• 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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