KWS Extase

Everything you need to know about wheat variety KWS Extase

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

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: Boisseau x Solheio

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2019)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 12.3. Scotland: 4.5.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 10.4. Scotland: 6.3.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 100

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 98

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 93

MARKET OPTIONS: nabim Group 2, UK Bread Making, Export

POSITIVES

  • Exceptionally high untreated yield (93) – highest on the RL.
  • Very high Septoria tritici resistance (8.0).
  • Good yellow rust and mildew resistance.
  • Early to mature; stiff straw.
  • Superb grain quality – high specific weight, Hagberg and good sprouting resistance.

NEGATIVES

  • Average north region yield.
  • Unsuitable for early drilling due to vigorous growth habit.
  • Tall variety, though responds well to PGR.
  • May be a risk with sterility in some areas and situations – not suitable for the northern half of Scotland.
  • Susceptible to orange wheat blossom midge.

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