Summaries of the new HGCA Recommended Lists are available at www.hgca.com/varieties.
There are five new winter wheat varieties.
Crusoe is a nabim Group 1 variety for the UK. It has asimilar yield to Gallant but with better resistance to Septoria tritici, mildew and the rust diseases. The variety is also approved for the ukp exportcategory.
Torch is recommended for the UK as a nabim Group 3 variety.It is high yielding, has good resistance to brown rust and is resistant toorange wheat blossom midge. It is also approved for the uks export category.
Horatio has been added as a soft-milling feed variety whichhas distilling potential and is also approved for the uks exportcategory.
KWS Gator is a hard-milling feedvariety with a high yield in both first and second wheat situations with orangewheat blossom midge resistance; it has good resistance to yellow rust but mayrequire attention to manage brown rust.
Relay has been added to the list for the East and Westregions as a hard-milling feed variety. It is high yielding in both first and second wheat situations and has good resistance to yellow rust.
Seven winter wheat varieties have been removed from the list; Cassius,Gladiator, Glasgow, Istabraq, Kingdom, Oakley and Robigus.
One new spring wheat variety has been added to the list for spring and autumn sowing.
KWS Alderon is a hard feed variety with good resistance toyellow and brown rust.
Three new winter barley varieties, two malting and one feed, have been added.
SY Venture and Archer are high yieldingmalting varieties with good resistance to lodging and the barley mosaicviruses.
For the feed market, the 6-row variety KWS Meridian is aconventional variety yielding similar to hybrid 6-row varieties. It has a good spectrum of disease resistance and screenings levels have been good despite a moderate specific weight.
One winter barley variety has been removed from the List; Boost.
There are three new spring barley varieties, all under test for malt brewing andmalt distilling: Odyssey, Chronicle and Overture.All three are high yielding and have good resistance to mildew and Rhynchosporium. Chronicle appears to have stiffer straw.
Forensic, Scout, Panther and Publican have been removed from the spring barley list.
There are three new winter oilseed rape varieties for the East/Westregion.
DK Expower is a restored hybrid variety with a good yieldand very good resistance to Phoma stem canker (9 rating), though attention willbe required to protect the variety from light leaf spot. Thorinis a new restored hybrid semi dwarf variety bringing together a good yield withshort stiff stems. For this variety, attention will be required to manage Phomastem canker.
One open pollinated variety has been added to the East/West list. DKCamelot has a good yield and is shorter and earlier compared withother open pollinated varieties, but will require attention for Phoma stemcanker.
There are three new additions for the North region – allrestored hybrid varieties. Cracker brings together goodresistance to the two main disease threats in the region; light leaf spot (9rating) and clubroot. It also has good resistance to lodging. Palaceshows good resistance to light leaf spot and has a stiff stem, but is latematuring. Artoga also has good resistance to light leaf spotand is earlier maturing.
Three varieties have been removed from the East/West region; Excel, DKSecure and NK Bravour. Five varieties have been removed from the North region;Emerson, DK Secure, Hornet, NK Bravour and NK Grace.
No new varieties have been added to the winter or spring oat RecommendedLists. Drummer and Leven have been removed from the spring oat list.
ukp bread wheat is a blend of semi-hard varieties to suit both EU andnon-EU bread making.
uks soft wheat is a blend of soft extensible varieties, well knownthroughout the EU for its biscuit making and bread making characteristics, andis also suitable for blending with hard high protein wheats.