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Variety Overview

End-use group: Hard Group 4

Market options: Livestock feed

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions

Parentage: KWS Kielder x Hereford

Latest safe sowing date: Mid-February

Key features: GLEAM is a very high-yielding, hard feed winter wheat variety that is adaptable. It performs in all rotational positions with a wide drilling window. It is flexible with excellent overall disease resistance and OWBM resistance. GLEAM has an outstanding overall profile for yield, agronomics, diseases resistance and grain quality. 

 

Key Performance Statistics

We've compared GLEAM with a couple of varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2022/23 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.

 

Agronomic features

 

Resistance to lodging no PGR

(1-9)

Resistance to lodging with PGR

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(cm)

Ripening

(days +/- Skyfall)

GLEAM 

7

7

86.8

0

KWS Cranium

8

8

89.0

+3

RGT Gravity

6

7

89.1

+1

 

 

Yield

 

Untreated yield

UK Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

GLEAM

80

102.9

103

103

103

KWS Cranium

79

101.7

102

101

101

RGT Gravity

77

101.4

102

101

100

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Endosperm texture

Protein content (%)

Hagberg Falling Number

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

GLEAM

Hard

11.2

220

76.3

KWS Cranium

Hard

11.2

279

75.1

RGT Gravity

Hard

11.3

193

75.6

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Yellow rust

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Septoria tritici 3 year

(1-9)

Eyespot

(1-9)

Fusarium

OWBM Resistance

GLEAM

6

5

6

5.8

4

6

R

KWS Cranium

6

8

4

5.9

5

6

R

RGT Gravity

5

6

6

4.7

4

7

R

 

 

Source: AHDB Recommended List 2022/23

 

Breeding Insight

Very high yielding hard feed with excellent yield and strong disease resistance. Early maturity and OWBM resistance are welcome benefits. Good straw strength and consistent performance are attractive traits.

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Agronomy Insights

GLEAM is a popular hard group 4 which has demonstrated excellent stability across a range of scenarios.

One feature which allows GLEAM to deliver in more marginal scenarios, such as second wheats and delayed drilling is its tillering.

The variety is relatively slow to stem extension which means it puts a lot of resource into tiller production. It is then able to retain a high proportion of those tillers throughout the season to build yield.

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