HGCA Recommended List: New varieties at a glance

Winter wheat

  • Gallant 103* Syngenta Seeds
    Group 1 breadmaker outyielding Xi19 by 1%. Good Hagberg and specific weight, and early to harvest. Brown rust susceptible.
  • Panorama 104* Nickerson Seeds
    Group 2 variety outyielding Einstein by 3%. Provisional ukp export type and good second wheat. Eyespot susceptible.
  • Ketchum 103* Syngenta Seeds
    Group 2 variety outyielding Einstein by 2%. Provisional ukp export type and good second wheat. Only moderate Hagberg and straw strength.
  • Qplus 98* Nickerson Seeds
    Blossom midge resistant Group 2 variety. Good lodging resistance and provisionally ukp exportable, but Hagberg only moderate.
  • Scout 101* Senova
    Blossom midge resistant Group 3 variety provisionally uks exportable but not for distillers. Yield as Robigus. Possible early driller.
  • Viscount 105* KWS UK
    Soft Group 4, rather than 3 as anticipated. Blossom midge resistant and good for distilling. Low specific weight and question mark over sprouting resistance.
  • Grafton 104* KWS UK
    Early maturing hard Group 4. Good second wheat. Eyespot resistant. Possible early driller.
  • Cassius 104* Nickerson Seeds
    Soft Group 4 specifically for the north. Provisionally uks export variety and acceptable to distillers. Has done well as second wheat.

Winter oilseed rape

  • DK-Secure 98*(east/west) 103*(north)
    Only new variety for both regions. Semi-dwarf restored hybrid. Joint top rated for lodging resistance.
  • PR46W21 111* Pioneer Hi-Bred
    Restored hybrid outperforming Flash by 6%, but for east/west region only. Good lodging resistance but susceptible to stem canker.
  • Dimension 108* DSV UK
    Restored hybrid outperforming Flash by 3% but for east/west region only. Good lodging resistance and better disease defences than PR46W21.
  • Hammer 105* DSV UK
    Restored hybrid matching Flash for yield but with better resistance to stem canker and lodging. For east/west only.
  • Vision 106* Senova
    Only conventional new variety. Outyields Castille by 3%. Good lodging resistance. For east/west only.
  • PR45D03 99* Pioneer Hi-Bred
    Semi-dwarf restored hybrid with top rating for lodging resistance. Yield 1% more than DK-Secure but for east/west only.
  • Cuillin 111* KWS UK
    Restored hybrid with joint top rating for light leaf spot resistance. For north only. Yields 1% less than Flash but better lodging resistance.
  • Emerson 108* Nickerson Seeds
    Restored hybrid with joint top rating for light lead spot resistance. For north only. Yields 3% less than Flash but better lodging resistance.

Winter barley

  • Volume 111* Syngenta Seeds
    Six-row hybrid feed. Yields 2% more than Bonus. Very good specific weight but only moderate mildew and brown rust resistance.

Spring barley

  • Cropton 106* Syngenta Seeds
    Potential brewing variety outyielding Tipple by 3%. Top rated for resistance to lodging, brackling and mildew.
  • Concerto 105* Syngenta Seeds
    Potential brewing/malt distilling variety outyielding Oxbridge by 6%. Susceptible to rhynchosporium.
  • Forensic 102* Syngenta Seeds
    Potential malting/grain distilling variety outyielding Decanter by 8% in the north-east. Only moderate disease resistance.

Spring wheat

  • Granary 104* KWS UK
    Potential Group 2 breadmaker. Outyields Ashby by 3% with better protein and specific weight. But Hagberg only moderate.

* Treated yield or gross output relative to controls