DSV to launch first winter wheat variety in UK at Cereals

Although better known for its oilseed rape portfolio in the UK, DSV is to launch its first winter wheat to UK farmers at this year’s Cereals 2011.

Chilton, bred from a cross between Option and Solstice, is a high performance group 2. Giving the highest yield in the last 2 years of trial, Chilton has passed for UKp with p/l and w scores well within the standards required, as well as producing a loaf of a high standard. The Hagberg and specific weight are both extremely good.

Chilton has a short, stiff straw, with a good overall disease resistance. Chilton seems to perform particularly well as a second wheat, and it may be here that the eyespot rating of 9 is of special significance as it may be from a new genetic base.

Chilton is still undergoing national listing, although this is expected to be granted in September this year.

Cereals 2011 exhibitor information as supplied by DSV.


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