New for soft wheat growers is KWS Zealum – a high yielding wheat that boasts a good combination of yellow rust resistance, eyespot resistance and OWBM resistance. KWS Zealum is a shorter type with very stiff straw, and thanks to these attributes will perform very well on heavier land. KWS Zealum offers mainstream maturity with the additional bonus of good resistance to sprouting.
|Resistance to lodging (+PGR)||8|
|Resistance to lodging (-PGR)|||
|Ripening (days +/- Control, -ve = earlier)||+2|
|Latest safe sowing date||[[End Jan]]|
|ukp bread wheat for export||no|
|uks soft wheat for export||no|
|Protein content (%)||10.9|
|Protein content (%) - Milling spec||[12.0]|
|Hagberg Falling Number||218|
|Specific weight (kg/hl)||76.7|
One of the main reasons for supporting KWS Zealum is that it brings additional genetic diversity to the soft wheat sector, which is dominated by Cougar crosses.