KWS Barrel

Everything you need to know about wheat variety KWS Barrel

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

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: Bantam x Viscount

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

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 0.4. Scotland: 13.8.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 0.2. Scotland: 8.1.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 100

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 103

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 71

MARKET OPTIONS: nabim Group 3, UK Biscuit, Export

POSITIVES

  • Very high northern yield.
  • Slow developer with prostrate growth habit in Autumn make it potentially suitable for early drilling.
  • Short, stiff straw.
  • High tillering capacity with good ear fertility.
  • Decent yellow rust resistance.
  • Robust grain quality.

NEGATIVES

  • Very low untreated yield.
  • Poor Septoria tritici resistance with careful management required, especially if drilling early.
  • Rated ‘Poor’ for distilling.
  • Average second wheat performance.

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