September Tillage Update

Tillage

By Brian Daly

It’s that time of year again when the new seed recommended list comes out. Like most years some varieties have come and gone and new ones have popped up.


Recommend Barley:
Tardis

A two row variety with high yield score of 103 with good grain quality. Good resistance to lodging due to the short straw height and moderate rating to straw breakdown. In terms of disease it has moderate resistance to mildew and brown rust with good resistance to rhynchosporium and net blotch.
Casting
A two row variety, early maturing and moderate yielding. Short straw and moderate susceptibility to lodging and straw breakdown. Moderate susceptible to lodging, straw breakdown and rhynchosporium. Good resistance to brown rust and net blotch and very good on mildew.
There’s also a number of six row varieties available on the recommended list such as Bazooka , Belfry and Joyau. Joyau seems to be gathering a bit of interest due to the claims of the variety having tolerant to Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus.


Recommended Wheat:
Graham
A very high yielding early maturing variety with a yield score of 103 and high grain quality score. With good resistance to lodging and moderate susceptibility to straw breakdown it stands up well across the board. In terms of disease resistance it has very good scores on mildew, good resistance to yellow rust and moderate resistance to Septoria tritici, fusarium ear blight.
Costello
A moderately yielding and moderately early maturing variety with good resistance to lodging and straw breakdown. Very good resistance to mildew and yellow rust and good resistance to fusarium ear blight. Susceptible to Septoria tritici.
Dawsum
Is on the previously recommended list this year. It has a moderately early maturing variety with a high yield score. It has good resistance to lodging and straw breakdown. Very good resistance to mildew and yellow rust with moderate susceptibility to Septoria tritici.


Recommended Oats:

Husky
An early maturing variety with high yield scores. Short straw with good resistance to lodging and moderate susceptibility to straw breakdown with good grain quality. Moderate susceptibility to mildew and crown rust.
Isabel
High yielding and moderately late maturing variety with high quality grain. Good resistance to lodging and straw breakdown. Moderate susceptibility to mildew and crown rust.

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