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KWS Zyatt granted full Group 1 milling approval

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New top-yielding milling wheat KWS Zyatt has been granted full group 1 milling approval by nabim following the successful milling and baking of commercial quantities from Harvest 2016.  Bred by KWS UK, KWS Zyatt is the highest yielding, Group 1 milling wheat on the AHDB 2017-18 Recommended List.  It is also an approved export variety, confirming that it will satisfy the needs of continental millers.

AHDB Recommended Lists 2017/18

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To download the AHDB Recommended Lists 2017/18 booklet (PDF format), please click here.

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To view or download the Recommended List 2017/18 tables for WINTER WHEAT, please click for PDF format or XLS format.

To view or download the Recommended List 2017/18 tables for WINTER BARLEY, please click for PDF format or XLS format.

To view or download the Recommended List 2017/18 tables for SPRING BARLEY, please click for PDF format or XLS format.

To view or download the Recommended List 2017/18 tables for WINTER OSR, please click for PDF format or XLS format.

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Please visit the AHDB website for more detailed information on current Recommended Lists.

KWS Kerrin – New Feed Wheat Variety.

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KWS Kerrin is a new Group 4 hard wheat with outstanding yields.  It is a Santiago cross, but with better yield performance and disease resistance.  It has a good yellow rust score of 9, OWBM resistance and is a medium height variety with strong straw and maturity similar to other Group 4’s.

Mark Dodds, KWS wheat breeder says “It has a remarkably consistent across contrasting seasons proving to be the highest yielding winter wheat in National List trials over the past two years where it out-performed KWS Santiago in 24 sites”.

James Mortimer Ltd are growing KWS Kerrin seed – please contact the office for further information.

New Group 1 Milling Wheat – KWS Zyatt

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KWS Zyatt is a Group 1 milling wheat with a yield of 105% of controls, 8% ahead of Crusoe, and on par with high-yielding feed wheat KWS Santiago.  Unusually for a Group 1, KWS Zyatt manages to maintain its yield without sacrificing protein which, at 12.1%, is on a par with established milling variety Gallant.

“KWS Zyatt shows great promise. Over three years of testing, KWS Zyatt has shown itself to be a typical Group 1 with grain and flour characteristics similar to that of other varieties in this group and consistent bread-making performance”, says KWS wheat breeder Mark Dodds.

KWS Zyatt is a very flexible wheat, combining excellent yields and grain quality and strong disease resistance, with a 6 rating for septoria tritici, 8 for mildew, 6 for yellow rust and 7 for brown rust.

James Mortimer are growing KWS Zyatt seed – please contact the office for all of your requirements.

 

New High Yielding Group 4 – Shabras

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Syngenta have a new high yielding hard group 4 winter wheat with consistent yields across years, soil types and regional positions.  Shabras is early to mature with a good overall disease profile, a rating of 7 for Mildew, 8 for Yellow rust, 4 for brown rust and 6.2 for Septoria tritici.  It has a protein content of 10.9, a hagberg falling number of 200 and a specific weight of 75.5 kg/hl.

James Mortimer Ltd are growing Shabras seed.  For further information, please contact the office.

 

OSR Hybrid Varieties Available From James Mortimer Ltd.

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As we approach the 2016 Oilseed Rape harvest, you may wish to look at potential OSR varieties for next year.

Hybrid varieties offer desirable varietal traits such as pod shatter resistance, which can provide security if there is a stormy build up to the rape harvest.

Please see attached the DK Oilseed Rape harvest update, which provides information on their hybrid varieties.

More information on Dekalb’s Hybrid range is available at: https://www.dekalb.co.uk/product-catalogue/oilseed-rape

At James Mortimer we can provide you with the following DK varieties:

                DK Exalte

                DK Exception

                DK Extrovert

                Clearfield Imperial

If you require any information on these Hybrid varieties or any other varieties, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01377 253314.