KWS Barrel

Everything you need to know about wheat variety KWS Barrel

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: Bantam x Viscount

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

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2019 %: England & Wales: 0.8. Scotland: 18.5.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2020 %: England & Wales: 0.9. Scotland: 11.6.

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (UK): 100

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 104

AHDB RL 2020 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 72

MARKET OPTIONS: UK Biscuit, Export, Feed, Group 3 Soft

POSITIVES

• Very high northern yield with excellent light land performance.
• Suitable for early drilling.
• Short, stiff straw.
• Vigorous growth habit with high tillering capacity.
• Good yellow rust resistance.
• High specific weight, good ear fertility.

NEGATIVES

• Very low untreated yield.
• Poor Septoria tritici resistance. Careful management required.
• Doesn’t suit heavier land.
• Rated ‘Poor’ for distilling.

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