Organic Winter Wheat

Cougar

Cougar

Cougar winter wheat has now been removed from the Recommended List as it does not have a place in the conventional market. However, it is still a variety to consider when being grown in the organic sector. It has an extremely high untreated yield, which is down to its high resistance to disease (it held the highest score on the recommended list for Septoria before it was removed), but it can be susceptible to eyespot. With less than 200 hectares in the ground for seed production, it’s market share will be low at less than 1% as most of the acreage is for organic use.
Orange Blossom Midge resistant.

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Dunston

Dunston is a hard feed variety with the highest untreated yield on the AHDB list. In Our own organic trials, Dunston also came out as the highest yielding variety. Dunston is one of the tallest varieties around but still has good resistance to lodging.

Ehogold

Ehogold winter wheat is an organically bred variety from Austria, which is capable of achieving the best milling quality available. This variety is around 20% lower yielding when compared to UK conventionally bred material but the grain quality achieved with this variety is superb. Ehogold is extremely tall and has the appearance of a heritage type of wheat. It is extremely early to mature. Milling contracts are available which offer a premium over other milling varieties.
Seed is limited for Autumn 2017 and advice speaking to Gemma should you be interested in the buy back contract.

Elicit

Since the demise of Claire, we have struggled to find a Group 3 variety that suits the Organic grower. Elicit has an untreated yield 4% above it’s nearest rival on the AHDB list and over 10% higher than popular varieties such as KWS Barrel and KWS Basset . It is average in height with excellent resistance to lodging and a good all round disease package making it a welcome addition to our portfolio

Graham Winter Wheat

Graham

Graham winter wheat, bred by Syngenta has proven popular both organically and conventionally for its disease resistance, especially to Septoria. It is a medium height variety with good resistance to lodging and early maturity. Graham winter wheat performs well as a 1st wheat and on heavy soils.



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KWS Sisken

A group 2 variety, KWS Sisken should be viewed as a high yielding feed wheat within the organic sector with excellent disease resistance. KWS Sisken scores a 9 for both yellow and brown rust as well as a 6.8 for Septoria. It is a medium height variety best suited to the first wheat position and does well on heavy and light soils.

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KWS Zyatt

KWS Zyatt winter wheat is an exciting, new group 1 variety with high untreated yields making it a true dual variety, suited to the milling and feed market.
KWS Zyatt performs well in the second wheat slot and performs well in all regions of the UK, on all types of soil. However it does prefer heavier land. It is a short, stiff variety which is early to mature.
KWS Zyatt performed well in our own organic trials and came 2nd behind Dunston in terms of yield, mirroring that of the Recommended List untreated trials.

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NELSON Winter Wheat

Nelson

Nelson is a dual purpose variety suitable for bread making as well as a feed variety. It is a German E-Quality Milling variety (the best rating available) which combined with superb grain quality and extremely high specific weights means that millers are readily accepting the variety.
Tall, Winter hardy and with a stiff straw Nelson is a low input variety which is highly suited to Organic farming.

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Revelation

Revelation is the most widely grown variety in the organic sector due to its consistency and reliability of performance since its first listing in 2013. It is a tall variety with good resistance to lodging and has an excellent disease profile, especially mildew, yellow rust, brown rust and eyespot as well as fusarium. Its growth characteristics make it highly suited to early sowings. Late to mature.

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