KWS to focus on new top-yielding wheat

KWS will be focusing on its top barnfiller wheat variety Santiago, on its stand (E509) at this year’s Cereals.


Yielding 108% of controls on the UK Recommended List, no other variety beats it – and at a time of high cereal prices it is set to deliver the highest gross outputs on farm next year.

At the same time, KWS is also introducing two new high quality wheat varieties. With contracts available for harvest 2012 KWS Podium looks to have top end Group 2 quality and KWS Target is a true Group 3 with all the hallmarks of a mainstream biscuit maker.

And, as is becoming almost a hallmark of KWS varieties, all three have orange wheat blossom midge resistance built in, removing the need to spray for this difficult to control pest.

As always, master baker, John Hayes will be giving his opinion on the NABIM Group 2 and Group 3 newcomers and test baking both on the company’s stand for visitors to try themselves.

In the oilseed rape sector, the company has two new Recommended varieties. At 106% of Recommended List controls, Rhino is a high-yielding hybrid which will appeal to the Excalibur grower.

Equally, the conventional variety Cash – with its outstanding 8-rating for stem canker – will suit those in the south and east looking to spread their disease risks.

Sugar beet growers will also want to check out two innovative new varieties. Rosalinda KWS is a top-yielding variety on the UK Recommended List for the second consecutive year and less than 2% behind it newcomer Isabella KWS offers UK growers their first chance to test out a variety with Rz2.0 double resistance to rhizomania.

KWS will also be keen to share the latest news on the build up of beet cyst nematode levels in UK soils and highlight best variety selection to minimise yield loss from the pest.

Finally, as one of Europe’s leading breeders of energy maize and beet specifically targeted to produce maximum methane yields in biodigesters, KWS is launching a Guide to Bio-gas Production at Cereals 2011.

Call on the stand to pick up your copy of this comprehensive pocket booklet and to discuss the best cropping options for this developing farm energy sector.

Cereals 2011 exhibitor information as supplied by KWS.

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