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Status: AHDB Recommended List 2022/23

CHAMPION is the ultimate barn buster, previously topping the Candidate List in 2021/22 and now topping the 2022/23 Recommended List with the highest yield available overall (105.9%). It is the highest yielding feed wheat (Group 4) and is also the third highest on the RL for untreated yield with a score of 90%. CHAMPION is also the highest yielding wheat on the list when grown as either first or second cereal.

CHAMPION is the top variety drilled on heavy soils and second on light soils which shows its versatility and suitability to a wide range of sites. It has a medium length straw, with very little lodging seen over five years of trials in the UK. In common with most other varieties it may require a PGR.

CHAMPION boasts some of the best scores for yellow rust and Septoria on the RL and also offers growers orange wheat blossom midge resistance. With outstanding overall yield performance – CHAMPION has a robust package for agronomics, disease resistance and grain quality. It is one of the few varieties which has overcome the ‘yield/resistance’ trade-off.

CHAMPION has proven itself to be a successful late drilled variety with the highest scores on the list when planted in a late drilled situation.

Due to CHAMPION’s powerful growth habit, being five days faster than average in the late sown period (Nov), the breeder doesn’t recommend drilling in the early September drilling spot. 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 recommended variety
  • Untreated yield high at 90%
  • Wide range of soil types

Yield information

Treated yield United Kingdom (%) 106
Treated yield East region (%) 107
Treated yield West region (%) 105
Treated yield North region (%) 103
Untreated Yield (% of Treated Controls) 90
Protein (%) 11.4
Hagburg Falling Number (seconds) 239
Specific Weight (kg/hl) 74.8
Septoria Tritici 8
Treated yield United Kingdom (%) 106
Treated yield East region (%) 107
Treated yield West region (%) 105
Treated yield North region (%) 103
Untreated Yield (% of Treated Controls) 90
Protein (%) 11.4
Hagburg Falling Number (seconds) 239
Specific Weight (kg/hl) 74.8
Septoria Tritici 8

Agronomics Features

Yellow rust
8
strong to very strong
Brown rust
5
medium
Mildew
7
strong
Septoria Tritici
8
strong to very strong

Orange Wheat Blossom Midge = R | Data Source: AHDB Recommended List 2022/23

Yellow rust
8
strong to very strong
Brown rust
5
medium
Mildew
7
strong
Septoria Tritici
8
strong to very strong

Orange Wheat Blossom Midge = R | Data Source: AHDB Recommended List 2022/23

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.