KWS Cranium

Everything you need to know about wheat variety KWS Cranium

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

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: KWS Crispin x KWS Kielder

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2021)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 0.2. Scotland: 0.0.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 2.6. Scotland: 0.0.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 104

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): (102)

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 78

MARKET OPTIONS: Hard Group 4, Feed

POSITIVES

  • Decent north region yield but not as high as in other regions.
  • Good yellow rust resistance; above average on Septoria tritici.
  • Performs well as both first and second wheat; best on light soils, later drilled.
  • Quite tall but stiff strawed.
  • High Hagberg.

NEGATIVES

  • Not suitable for early drilling due to rapid Spring development.
  • Relatively susceptible to mildew and brown rust.
  • Slightly later to mature.
  • Low specific weight.

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