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Shabras winter wheat

SHABRAS is a high performing hard group 4 feed wheat that gives outstanding yields in light land and second wheat situations.  Its quick growth habit and thick canopy structure makes it an excellent option in black grass situations. SHABRAS also has strong Yellow Rust and Septoria tritici resistance making it a reliable option for feed wheat growers. 

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Variety summary

End-use group: Hard Group 4

Market options: Livestock feed

Soil preference: Highest performance on medium and light soil types

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions

Parentage: Cassius x Hereford

Breeding insights

"A very high yielding variety with full UK recommendation. What’s not to like? SHABRAS has outstanding second wheat yields plus strong performances on heavy and light soils. Its very early maturity coupled with its robust Hagberg Falling Number means it is a safe bet for harvest."
- Tracy Creasy

Tracy Creasy

Variety Overview

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2021/22 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 without PGR

(1-9)

Resistance to lodging with PGR

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(cm)

Ripening

(days +/- Skyfall)

 SHABRAS 

7

7

86.3

0

KWS Kerin

7

7

86.3

+1

RGT Gravity

7

7

87.9

+1

 

Yield

 
 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

 SHABRAS 

77

101.3

101

101

102

KWS Kerin

74

102.2

102

102

102

RGT Gravity

77

102.7

103

103

101

* % treated control 

 

Grain quality

 

Endosperm texture

Protein content (%)

Hagberg Falling Numer

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

 SHABRAS 

Hard

11.5

211

76.0

KWS Kerin

Hard

10.9

148

76.2

RGT Gravity

Hard

11.5

199

75.9

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Yellow rust

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Septoria tritici

(1-9)

Eyespot

(1-9)

Fusarium

OWBM Resistance

SHABRAS

6

5

5

6.1

4

6

-

KWS Kerin

7

4

7

4.8

5

6

R

RGT Gravity

4

7

6

4.9

4

6

R

 

Source: AHDB Recommended List 2021/22

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