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 grow in 2023 and beyond. The highest yielding breadmaking variety on the RL, KWS Extase is suited to a wide range of soil types and its regional performance is strong across the board. It boasts the best untreated yield of any variety on the RL at 97% controls; the robust all-round package that KWS Extase offers is completed with an exceptional score of 7.8 for Septoria tritici. As a Group 2 milling wheat with excellent grain characteristics, KWS Extase meets the needs of domestic millers and is approved for export with its status.
|Resistance to lodging (+PGR)||8|
|Resistance to lodging (-PGR)||7|
|Ripening (days +/- Control, -ve = earlier)||-1|
|Latest safe sowing date||End Jan|
|ukp bread wheat for export||yes|
|uks soft wheat for export||no|
|Protein content (%)||11.7|
|Protein content (%) - Milling spec||12.5|
|Hagberg Falling Number||294|
|Specific weight (kg/hl)||79.4|
|North Lincolnshire & Yorkshire||20th September|
|East Anglia & Midlands||25th September|
|West & Midlands||25th September|
It just ticks so many boxes and, as the current mainstay variety, accounts for fifty per cent of our 650ha of wheat.