Our wheat breeding programme – in conjunction with leading European partners – is in progress and is planned to produce varieties suitable for UK conditions. The first of these are now starting to progress through the trials system.
Our spring malting barley breeding programme is well established and is carried out on behalf of RAGT. It is targeted at the European malt markets as well as the UK and is now starting to produce promising varieties with potentially strong commercial prospects.
For example, Planet spring barley is the latest new variety from this programme and has topped trials worldwide. It is in commercial development by RAGT and looks set to become an important variety in the UK and worldwide.
Triticale is only a small market, however, the winter variety Tremplin (RAGT) enjoys a major role and is marketed through Limagrain UK.