Swallow

Everything you need to know about wheat variety Swallow

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

BREEDER: Senova Ltd

PEDIGREE: KWS Gator x Cougar

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

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 0.0. Scotland: 0.2.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 0.1. Scotland: 4.7.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 100

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): (102)

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 79

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

POSITIVES

  • High yielding in northern region.
  • Short, very stiff variety with early maturity.
  • Potentially suitable for early drilling.
  • Rated ‘Good’ for distilling with exceptionally high alcohol yield.

NEGATIVES

  • Average all-round disease profile – poor mildew resistance and yellow rust and Septoria tritici may need watching.
  • Appears to have particularly low resistance to eyespot, which may partly explain fairly average second wheat performance.

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