KWS Firefly

Everything you need to know about wheat variety KWS Firefly

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: Cougar x KWS Rowan

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

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2019 %: England & Wales: 5.0. Scotland: 1.0.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2020 %: England & Wales: 6.2. Scotland: 0.0.

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (UK): 102

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 98

AHDB RL 2020 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 84

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

POSITIVES

• Excellent resistance to Septoria tritici and theoretically yellow rust (see below).
• Good performer on heavy land.
• Short and very stiff strawed.

NEGATIVES

• Yield in the North noticeably lower than elsewhere in the UK.
• Mildew needs watching and appears to have broken down to yellow rust in 2020.
• Rated ‘poor’ for distilling.
• Specific weight on the low side.

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