Weston set for standing test

8 May 1998

Weston set for standing test

THIS season should prove a good test of the standing power claims for one of two new winter wheats which will be on offer commercially this autumn, despite their failure to gain Recommended List status.

So says NIABs Bill Handley of the feed variety Weston. According to Bob Miles of Elsoms Seeds, it is the stiffest variety available, with consistently high yield and good specific weight. Mr Handley notes that it is a bit weak against septoria.

Elsoms is also going ahead with plans to sell Chaucer, its high yielding hard endosperm type, which is claimed to have broad market appeal. Plenty of C2 seed of both varieties should be available through various merchants, says Mr Miles. &#42

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