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.
Planet is the highest yielding fully approved spring barley on the Recommended List and produces excellent quality grain. It is the leading spring barley in the UK and on course to be the most widely grown across Europe. RGT Planet is also gaining a strong following among livestock farmers across the UK thanks to its excellent yield and stiff, plentiful straw.
Triticale is only a small market, however, the winter variety Tremplin (RAGT) enjoys a major role and is marketed through Limagrain UK.