RGT Saki

Everything you need to know about wheat variety RGT Saki

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

BREEDER: RAGT Seeds

PEDIGREE: Cougar x KWS Santiago

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2020)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 4.2. Scotland: 4.5.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 5.3. Scotland: 8.1.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 104

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 102

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 85

MARKET OPTIONS: Soft Group 4, Feed

POSITIVES

  • High yielding variety but northern performance below that in other regions.
  • High untreated yield with generally decent disease resistance, particularly to Septoria tritici and the rusts.
  • Slow developing variety, potentially suitable for early drilling.
  • Good as both a first and second wheat and performs well on all soil types.

NEGATIVES

  • Not suitable for distilling or export so marketing opportunities may be more limited.
  • Late to mature.
  • Tall-ish variety and straw strength may need watching.
  • Relatively poor mildew resistance.
  • Average grain quality – specific weight on the low side.

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