KWS has launched a new high yielding hard Group 4 winter wheat and 2-row winter barley at Cereals Live 2020.
The company’s new KWS Cranium winter wheat (KWS W360) is the highest yielding wheat candidate for harvest 2020, says KWS UK country manager Will Compson.
“KWS Cranium is a hard Group 4 mainstream-sower with an early developing vigorous growth habit.
“It gets away early in the spring with a fast speed of development and good ground cover allowing it to outcompete weeds more easily whilst creating a good plant stand.
“It has good second wheat performance along with good overall agronomic strengths including resistance to OWMB and, being a later maturing type (+2), it is useful on-farm to spread the workload at harvest.
“It also has a reliable grain package including a good HFN (225) and specific weight (75.6kg/hl).”
The company’s new 2-row barley KWS Tardis has an outstanding yield allied to an excellent disease package, he adds.
“KWS Tardis outperforms all commercial 2-row types and yields ahead or on par with many 6-row hybrid winter barleys currently marketed or in trial.
“The variety performs especially well in the East where it was the highest yielding winter barley in harvest 2019 trials.
“It has an excellent disease rating for rhynchosporium and net blotch as well as short stiff straw.”