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Benchmark your winter wheat yields against others in your area

Product Update
01.09.2016
Reflection yield map

New hard feed winter wheat Reflection has produced some excellent results this harvest, despite being a challenging season disease-wise.

We have been recording its on-farm performance on our yield map. Many people have been pleasantly surprised. There have been plenty of reports of it delivering between 10 and 11 t/ha on-farm, as well as specific weights of well over 76 kg/hl. Also, one of the standout features that we heard about was how easy Reflection was to combine. Reports suggested it threshed easily and produced a lovely grain sample. On top of this, our own trials revealed that Reflection yielded 12.5 t/ha at our Innovation Centre in East Anglia, and between 11.7 t/ha and 10 t/ha at our trials in the Midlands and the South.

So, both in trials and on-farm, Reflection has shown it can deliver the goods.

 

What do other farmers say?

Doug McCowan, Shropshire

“We harvested 80 ha of Reflection averaging 10 t/ha. Considering all the hype about yellow rust I think that was reasonable. My best Reflection field did 10.75 t/ha. I will be growing it again.”

 

Jeff Bradshaw (representing Harper's Brook farms), Northamptonshire

“Our four fields of Reflection averaged 10.65 t/ha across 67 ha. It was a good, clean sample and threshed well. Specific weight was 78 kg/hl. We are growing it again.”

 

David Watson, Cockle Park Farm & Research Station, Northumberland

“Our Reflection has done very well indeed. It has looked well all season and has certainly done over 10 t/ha – possibly closer to 11 t/ha – and will have beaten our five-year average yield. We haven’t had any extra fungicide costs either.”

 

Philip Partridge, Suffolk

“Our highest-yielding Reflection did 10.75 t/ha, and on average it did 10 t/ha. It was easy to harvest and a lovely bright sample. I said I wasn’t writing it off until it was in the shed, so it’s nice to see that it delivered. I’ve got some more pencilled in.”

 

Andrew Woolley, Wiltshire

“Our Reflection yielded 10.8 t/ha weighed in the store. Specific weight was 79 kg/hl. It combined easily and was a lovely sample. I was very impressed.”