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EventsNewsR&DWheat

Demo Field tour part 2 – Searching for new BYDV resistance

We joined managing director Lee Bennett on one of his many tours, which illustrated the broad range of research on show and, of course, some of the most promising varieties emerging from RAGT’s advanced breeding programmes. Here are some of the highlights.

NewsWheat

Cereals : new varieties to discover !

RAGT is back at Cereals this year again and have a lot to show there. As well as all the commercial varieties that you probably already know, you'll be able to see some very new varieties, and here is a little description of them.

NewsOilseed Rape

Top OSR picks for this coming autumn and beyond part 2

RAGT Seeds is on the verge of delivering some outstanding oilseed rape varieties, thanks to its decision to reset its breeding programme a few years ago. New material available for sowing this autumn covers a range of growth habits, traits and agronomic features, and there are also some very promising varieties in development.

InnovationNewsOilseed RapeWheat

Making more of SFI opportunities, winter wheat variety demonstration, and new look AD crops

Growers, merchants and end users will be able to get up close to some of the most innovative developments emerging from RAGT Seeds’ breeding programmes when the company’s open days return this summer. Over the next two newsletters, we’ll be highlighting some of this work. This month’s article kicks off with a look at a topic that has become particularly pertinent in recent months.

InnovationNewsWheat

Genserus BYDV resistance – a must-have trait in winter wheat, say trials partners

RAGT has established a comprehensive set of trials across the southern half of England and Ireland to assess the true impact of barley yellow dwarf virus on a range of winter wheat varieties. In this article, two partners managing some of the 18 sites in England and Ireland explain why they have been keen to get involved in the trials, which are comparing the performance of several of RAGT’s BYDV-resistant Genserus varieties against a range of popular commercial wheats.

NewsOilseed Rape

Top OSR picks for this coming autumn and beyond

RAGT has a clutch of new oilseed rape varieties that will be available for sowing this autumn, covering a range of growth habits, traits and agronomic features. Over the next two newsletters, RAGT UK’s managing director Lee Bennett looks at what’s on offer and previews some promising material coming through the pipeline.

Maize

RGT Pixxon – gaining a reputation for resilience

RGT Pixxon is gaining a reputation as a resilient maize variety that suits a range of different sites and soils, thanks to robust agronomics and very good standing power that help deliver plenty of highly digestible quality forage.

NewsWheat

Tough test for RGT Grouse in Suffolk

Frank Stennett admits he did just about everything wrong when establishing his 35ha crop of RGT Grouse for seed at Genevieve Farms near Bury St Edmunds last autumn.

NewsWheat

Successful debut for RGT Grouse in Norfolk

Norfolk grower Will More believes BYDV-resistant wheat varieties could play an important role at Manor Farm, Tunstall near Great Yarmouth in the future, following an impressive debut from his seed crop of RGT Grouse last season.

NewsWheat

RGT Lantern

Second wheats are yielding well, with RGT Lantern achieving pleasing quality and looking good in the field.

NewsWheat

RGT Bairstow standing strong

Second wheats have produced some surprisingly good results, with RGT Bairstow standing strong despite the weather, and farm trials looking promising.

BarleyNews

RGT Planet weathers well

Sam has grown RGT Planet for several years and it always does pretty well. “The past couple of years it’s been really good. I’ve always liked it as a variety – it always makes the spec. As long as maltsters want it, we’ll keep growing it.”

NewsWheat

Skyfall keeps on delivering

The wet weather is causing many farmers headaches this year, but those with RGT Skyfall are happy with its consistent performance in a wide range of growing conditions.

CorporateNewsVarieties

New arable products manager for RAGT

RAGT Seeds UK has appointed Jack Holgate as arable products manager to further raise the profile of the company’s fast developing and diverse combinable crops portfolio.

Oilseed RapeR&D

Setting new standards in oilseed rape

RAGT’s innovative oilseed rape breeding programme is nothing if not ambitious, targeting a wide range of traits that, if successfully developed, will set new standards in OSR variety choice.

DownstreamVarietiesWheat

‘Super season’ for RGT Rashid

First wheat RGT Rashid following spring barley after potatoes has produced one of the best wheat crops of the season at A & S M Cawood’s Burley House Farm, South Milford, North Yorkshire.