Harvest 2021: The 5 top-yielding winter wheat varieties map

Throughout the harvest season, we are updating our handy map with the latest data from 2021’s AHDB wheat Recommended List harvest results.

Use the map below to find the five highest-yielding wheat varieties at your nearest trials site.

See also: 5 top-yielding winter barley varieties

See also: 5 top-yielding winter oilseed rape varieties

Wheat summary

Results are in from 14 Recommended List trial sites and the average yield stands at 11.27 t/ha, comfortably ahead of the five-year average of 10.89 t/ha. Quality is starting to slip now, with some low hagbergs being reported.

 

 

Wheat variety selection

The hard Group 4 varieties continue to lead on treated yield, with Insitor (107%) just ahead of Gleam on 105% and KWS varieties Kinetic and Kerrin, both on 104%.

Skyscraper leads the soft Group 4s, alongside Saki on 102%, while Elation (101%) continues to do better than expected. Newly recommended soft Group 4 variety Swallow has performed well in northern trials, confirming its recommendation for the north only.

Of the Group 1 bread wheats, Zyatt (100%) leads Skyfall (97%), with Crusoe on 95%.

Group 2 variety Extase is the best of the bread-making varieties on yield (102%), with Siskin continuing to disappoint on 97%.

The Group 3 soft biscuit wheats are a little disappointing, with Prince highest yielding (100%). The newly recommended Group 3s all have the old variety Cougar in their parentage and may be suffering from the appearance of septoria isolates virulent to the septoria resistance inherited from Cougar. Results from RL disease trials are being carefully examined and changes to septoria resistance ratings for a number of varieties may be made in the new RL.

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