Ergot problem for Xi19

Ed Walker in Burford, Oxfordshire said 120ha of winter wheat yielded reasonably well at 8.75t/ha but all has suffered from ergot.

He is not expecting a good premium as there is “a lot of good quality wheat around”.

He said Xi19 yielded highest, but suffered most from ergot compared to other varieties. Due to the ergot he does not expect the crop to meet milling specification.

But Mr Walker was very pleased with harvest progress, having finished 10 days earlier than last year, and expects to grow similar varieties next season.

  • Crop/Variety: Winter wheat – Claire, Cordiale, Xi19, Istabraq

  • Area: 120ha

  • Yield: 8.75t/ha

  • Quality: N/A


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