Merit

Everything you need to know about wheat variety Merit

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

BREEDER: Elsoms Wheat Ltd

PEDIGREE: Britannia x Cougar

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for East Region (since 2021)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 0.1. Scotland: 0.0.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 0.8. Scotland: 1.0.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 101

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): (100)

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 80

MARKET OPTIONS: nabim Group 3, UK Biscuit, Distilling, Export

POSITIVES

  • Yields best on heavier soils.
  • Suitable for both biscuit and distilling markets.
  • Good resistance to yellow and brown rust and above average Septoria tritici resistance.
  • Performs well as a second wheat.

NEGATIVES

  • Average yield in north region.
  • Tall and slightly weaker strawed than other Group 3 varieties.
  • Very susceptible to mildew.

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