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Status: AHDB Candidate List 2021/22


CHAMPION is the ultimate barn buster sitting at the top of the NEW 2021/22 Candidate List with the highest yield available. It is a very high yielding hard feed wheat (Group 4) and is very versatile, being well suited to a wide range of soil types and carrying a strong disease resistance package.

CHAMPION is the highest yielding candidate variety (all groups) (105%) and its untreated yield is also high at 83%. It has a medium length straw, with very little lodging seen over 5 years of trials in the UK. It may require a pgr on more fertile sites.
CHAMPION has orange wheat blossom midge resistance and unique DSV genetics offer robust resistance to brown rust and, in particular, yellow rust. It also has very strong Septoria resistance.
With outstanding overall yield performance – the highest yielding variety across both years of trials, CHAMPION also boasts a robust package for agronomics, disease resistance and grain quality. It is one of few varieties which has overcome the ‘yield/resistance’ trade-off.
CHAMPION can be sown across a range of drilling dates but it has shown strong early growth, making it better suited than some to later drilling. The latest safe sowing date for CHAMPION is mid-February. CHAMPION is able to fulfil the high volume feed market requirements successfully.

  • Group 4 Feed Wheat – Hard
  • Highest yielding candidate variety
  • Untreated yield high at 83%
  • Wide range of soil types

Yield information

Treated yield United Kingdom (%) 105
Hagburg Falling Number (seconds) 241
Specific Weight (kg/hl) 75
Ripening (+/- JB Diego) 0
Treated yield United Kingdom (%) 105
Hagburg Falling Number (seconds) 241
Specific Weight (kg/hl) 75
Ripening (+/- JB Diego) 0

Agronomics Features

Yellow rust
8
strong to very strong
Brown rust
6
medium to strong
Mildew
6
medium to strong
Septoria Tritici
7
strong

Orange Wheat Blossom Midge = R | Data Source: AHDB Candidate List Trials

Yellow rust
8
strong to very strong
Brown rust
6
medium to strong
Mildew
6
medium to strong
Septoria Tritici
7
strong

Orange Wheat Blossom Midge = R | Data Source: AHDB Candidate List Trials

All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. DSV United Kingdom Ltd. excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description.