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Everything you need to know about wheat variety LG Skyscraper

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

BREEDER: Limagrain Europe

PEDIGREE: (Cassius x NAWW 29) x KWS Santiago

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

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 6.4. Scotland: 27.5.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 6.0. Scotland: 37.5.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 105

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 103

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 81

MARKET OPTIONS: Soft Group 4, Distilling (Medium), Feed

POSITIVES

  • Very high northern yield.
  • Exceptional performance as both a first and second wheat.
  • Very high yielding variety on both light and heavy land.
  • Relatively early to mature.
  • Tall but responds well to PGR.
  • Good resistance to mildew and yellow rust.
  • Attractive bold grains.

NEGATIVES

  • Not suitable for early drilling.
  • Height may require monitoring.
  • Relatively poor resistance to Septoria tritici.
  • Relatively low Hagberg.

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