Winter wheat Harvest Results 2016
Harvest Results from AHDB Recommended Lists (RL) winter wheat trials are frequently reported by AHDB. Here’s a summary for this year’s sites.
The latest results [19 Sept] are from Angus and Borders in Scotland, Londonderry in Northern Ireland, as well as Oxfordshire and Leicestershire in England. Average yield stands at 10.71t/ha, which is very close to the five-year average of 10.62t/ha.
Yields are represented as a percentage of the control varieties. In 2016 the control varieties are: JB Diego, KWS Santiago, Crusoe, Skyfall and Zulu. The yield average from these varieties is represented as 100%.
In 2016, Group 4 hard feed varieties lead the way on outright yield. Currently, Belgrade tops the yields at 106%, with Graham at 105%. Reflection, KWS Santiago, Evolution, KWS Crispin and KWS Silverstone are all close behind on 103%.
Untreated yield data for five sites have also been published this week. The data show that Reflection, which is susceptible to yellow rust, averaged just 4.5t/ha. Graham – which has good resistance to both septoria tritici and yellow rust – held up well, with an average yield of 8.34t/ha.
Using the five-year average
The 2016 data show yields based on one season from the 27 sites harvested to date. The five-year average is a better measure of variety performance over the past few seasons (2012–2016).
Current good performers, based on five-year average yields alone, include Skyfall (101%), KWS Trinity (99%) and RGT Illustrious (97%) in Group 1. KWS Siskin (103%) and KWS Lili (102%) in Group 2 look impressive in comparison to many feed wheat yields. KWS Barrel (103%) and Britannia (102%) are top biscuit wheat performers in Group 3. Leeds tops the soft Group 4 yields (102%).
Group 1, 2 and 3 quality wheats should also be selected on market requirements. Quality data is published on
2016 Candidates

The hard feed candidates, Freiston (104%), Shabras (105%) and KWS Kerrin (104%), and the soft feed candidates, Stratosphere (106%), LG Sundance (105%), Bennington (104%) and Moulton (104%), are all performing well in 2016. The quality candidates KWS Zyatt and LG Cassidy (potential bread-making varieties) and LG Bletchley (a potential biscuit-making variety) are all performing well on yield. 
CropTec 2016 
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