Growers checking out wheat at Cereals 2015Growers checking out wheat at Cereals 2015 © Tim Scrivener
Winter wheat varieties with good disease resistance are set to attract growers’ interest this year due to their economic and agronomic advantages. It is not just the scope to cut inputs that is putting these varieties in the spotlight, but also the decline in fungicide performance, changing pathogen populations, workload pressures and unpredictable weather. Not surprisingly, varieties that reduce growing and marketing risks are finding favour, with market share being taken by the likes of Skyfall, Evolution, Revelation and Crusoe. […]