The Spring Cereals Brochure 2020 includes information and advice on the latest cereal seed varieties, as well as informative articles on key topic areas for the coming season.
A key consideration to increase spring cereal yields is choosing varieties with greater tillering ability that can help improve final head counts.
Modern varieties such as RGT Planet, LG Diablo and Laureate on Spring Barley and the new Spring Wheat variety KWS Cochise are shown to do this and thus provide a greater flexibility for growers on different soil types and with later drilling dates. These varieties can also show a yield advantage in drought situations due to their tillering abilities.
It is worth noting that older varieties such as Kelim and Westminster are still very popular, particularly as feed varieties due to their tall strawed nature.