KWS Firefly

Everything you need to know about wheat variety KWS Firefly

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

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: Cougar x KWS Rowan

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

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 6.0. Scotland: 1.0.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 6.2. Scotland: 1.9.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 101

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 98

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 80

MARKET OPTIONS: nabim Group 3, UK Biscuit, Export

POSITIVES

  • Good resistance to Septoria tritici.
  • Best performance on heavy land.
  • Short and very stiff strawed.

NEGATIVES

  • Yield in the north noticeably lower than elsewhere in the UK.
  • Susceptible to mildew and brown rust, and appears to be breaking down to yellow rust.
  • Rated ‘Poor’ for distilling.
  • Specific weight on the low side.

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