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
- 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.
- 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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