The vast majority of our seed is contract grown for Harlow Agricultural Merchants Ltd by a very professional group of dedicated seed growers and processed through modern, local seed plants. We see this as very much a partnership that is crucial to the success of our business and enables us to deliver a high quality product back to the farm. We aim to make available a full range of products; we try not to be led by the majority in the quest for sales volume. A brief summary of variety are listed below and further information is available through the download link.
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Group 1, Bread Making & Milling Wheat
Was first listed on the recommended list in 2019 its is a very exciting Group 1 winter wheat with excellent yield of 102% of controls, with high protein levels and good agronomics. It has the highest Group 1 untreated and treated yields on the Recommended List. Its functional disease profile is further highlighted with Pch1 eyespot resistance.
Group 1 milling wheat RGT Skyfall remains the UK’s most widely grown winter wheat. It has been the top selling wheat variety over the past two years, the first time a milling wheat has achieved that for more than 25 years. Its combination of high yields, excellent quality and good functionality has made it an out-and-out favourite among UK milling wheat growers and end users.
The only Group 1 with midge resistance.
Group 2, Bread making
New on the AHDB recommended list for 2019/20
KWS Extase is possibly the most exciting variety to be recommended in recent years. Its amazing combination of end-market potential, yield and disease resistance will make it a variety that every farmer will want to try in 2019.
The disease resistance package will be one aspect of the variety which will attract plenty of attention.
KWS Siskin is one of the highest yielding breadmaker on the Recommended List. Combining high yields, exceptional hagberg, strong protein (11.5) and its positive ukp status (bread wheat for export).
Group 3, Softs for Biscuits, Cakes and other Flours
New for 2019 - UK's Highest yielding Group 3
KWS Firefly is a great new addition to the Recommended List and is the UK’s highest yielding Group 3 milling wheat with broad market appeal. KWS Firefly is a great new addition to the Recommended List and is the UK’s highest yielding Group 3 milling wheat with broad market appeal.
KWS Basset ideally suits farmers in the South. An easy to grow variety with 2% higher yields in the East than Zulu, its robust agronomic package will appeal to those growing for traditional biscuit markets.
KWS Barrel Group 3 variety is 4% higher yielding than the market leading Group 3 variety, Zulu. With a 212 Hagberg and 76.4kg/hl specific weight, it has good grain quality and is the ideal choice for the uks markets.
Group 4, Feed Wheat
New for 2020 - Shorter and stiffer strawed than any wheat on the RL
KWS Parkin represents the latest variety development for growers looking for a technical hard Group 4 wheat, to fulfil part of their rotation: Quite simply it is the only choice for growers looking for a competitive wheat for blackgrass control, whilst being early to harvest with extremely short and stiff straw.
RGT Gravity New on the recommended list for 2018 highest yielding winter wheat in the UK. This is a hard group 4 variety has proved very consistent, outperforming all other varieties in NL1 and NL2 and during its RL trial year. It goes onto the list with a clear advantage over any variety currently on the Recommended List.
Gleam New on the recommended List for 2018 a high yielding Group 4 with an excellent disease portfolio. OWBM Resistance, Tall straw with low levels of lodging. Relatively early maturity.
KWS Kerrin is the highest yielding variety that KWS has ever produced and is currently the highest yielding winter wheat on the Recommended List. It performs exceptionally well in the East; the wheat heartland of the UK. KWS Kerrin is also well suited to the North.
Shabras is a high yielding hard group four winter wheat with excellent disease resistance, including an 8 for yellow rust. Shabras is also an early maturing variety strong yield on both light and heavy soils with quick spring re-growth and high tillering capacity.