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Here you'll find the full variety overview for REFLECTION


REFLECTION is a high yielding Group 4 hard feed wheat variety recommended by the AHDB. REFLECTION is a short, stiff strawed variety with huge yield potential and a good overall disease profile.  If you want to challenge your best wheat yields then REFLECTION is the variety for you.

REFLECTION variety summary

Soil preference

Suitable for all soil types

Regional positioning

Performs well in all regions

Growth habit

Semi prostrate over winter, erect after stem extension


Denman x Oakley

Market options

Livestock feed

End-use group

Hard Group 4

Variety overview

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2017/18 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in.  Download the variety sheet for some more in depth information you can carry with you everywhere.



Untreated yield*

Fungicide treated yield UK*


Eastern yield* Western yield* Northern yield*
Reflection 76 103 103 105 104
KWS Santiago 69 103 104 102 104
JB Diego 77 100 100 101 100

* % treated control (UK = 10.7 t/ha, East = 10.8 t/ha, West = 10.7 t/ha & North = 9.9 t/ha) 


Grain quality

  Endosperm texture Protein content (%) Hagberg Falling Number Specific Weght (kg/hl)
Reflection Hard 10.9 239 77.3
KWS Santiago Hard 11.1 168 75.1
JB Diego Hard 11.2 309 77.4


Agronomic features

  Resistance to lodging without PGR (1-9) Resistance to lodging with PGR (1-9) Height without PGR (cm) Ripening (days +/- JB Diego, -ve = earlier)
Reflection 7 8 81 -1
KWS Santiago 7 7 86 +1
JB Diego 7 8 88 0

[ ] = limited data


Disease profile

  Mildew (1-9) Yellow rust (1-9) Brown rust (1-9) Septoria tritici (1-9) Eyespot (1-9)
Reflection 6 3 9 5.4 5
KWS Santiago 5 6 5 4.3 4
JB Diego 6 5 6 5.2 5

[ ] = limited data

Breeders Insights

REFLECTION is a variety with an inherent high yield potential. If pushed it can yield fantastically! This is due to the high number of tillers it keeps in spring, resulting in a vast number of ears to yield good grain weights. This is backed up by outstanding on farm yields over the past 2 years. It's early maturity is also an advantage, it allows the variety to be in the shed before poor weather can break in late summer.

Agronomically, it has short stiff straw, very good resistance to lodging and excellent specific weight for a feed wheat. REFLECTION offers solid Septoria tritici resistance and excellent Brown Rust and Fusarium resistance. A robust fungicide programme including a rust active T0 has been seen to give effective control of Yellow Rust if neccesary. It also brings OWBM and WSBMV resistance.

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