KWS Bono offers high yield performance for wholecrop or grain, with a strong harvest index (grains/ear). This delivers higher gas output for AD, and top grain yields up to 10t/ha.
KWS Bono is also extremely drought tolerant.
End markets for grain include pig finishing diets, whilst outlets for rye flour include baked goods & breakfast cereals, plus growing interest in rye for distilling use.
Ergot resistance is assured using KWS’ PollenPlus® technology.
Hybrid Rye has ultra-low take-all carryover, is aggressive in reducing blackgrass populations, and an ideal addition to all arable rotations.
Characteristics in numbers
|Variety Type||Hybrid 100% F1|
|Use/End Market||AD, grain (feed/flour), distilling|
Oct 250 + m²
|Drilling Depth||2-3 cm|
|Unit/Pack Size||12 Mio. Seed Unit|
|Development to reach GS31||Slow|
|Development to reach GS51||Medium|
|Wholecrop silage maturity||30–40% DM|
|Grain harvest (moisture %)||13–15%|
|Grain yield||10–11 t/ha|
|Harvest index (grains/ear)||Medium|
|Straw strength (cm)||130–142|
Data sources: Danish farmer union trials, KWS UK Obs, KWS Lochow Breeder Obs, Bundessortenamt; KWS UK own data (graph)