Wheat

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.

WHEAT OVERVIEW

Data Source: AHDB Recommended List for 2021/22
reproduced with full acknowledgement to AHDB.

Variety NameUK treated yieldProtein (%)HagbergSpecific weight (kg/hl)Height (cm)Ripening (+/- Mulika)MildewYellow rustSeptoria
Spring WheatWPB Escape10712.526477.077+288[6]

SPRING WHEAT

On the Spring wheat Recommended List, the highest yielding variety is WPB Escape,
bred by Wiersum Plant Breeding with LSPB as the UK agent.

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WPB ESCAPE

WPB Escape is a Hard Group 4 Spring wheat newly added to the AHDB Recommended List for spring sowing 2021. It has the highest yield on the RL with very good disease resistance.