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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

Key features: SY INSITOR was new to the Recommended List 2020/21 and is a top barn-filling variety with great traits to suit growers' needs from 2020 onwards. It is also a very adaptable variety, producing high yields as a first or second cereal, on light and heavy soils, over multiple seasons and in all regions. 

 

 

 

 

Key Performance Statistics

We've compared SY INSITOR with a couple of 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 no PGR

(1-9)

Resistance to lodging with PGR

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(cm)

Ripening

(days +/- Skyfall)

SY INSITOR 

6

7

94.5

+1

KWS Kinetic

7

8

83.5

0

RGT Gravity

7

7

87.9

+1

 

 

Yield

 

Untreated yield

UK Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

SY INSITOR

78

104.0

104

104

105

KWS Kinetic

74

103.4

103

105

100

RGT Gravity

77

102.7

103

103

101

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Endosperm texture

Protein content (%)

Hagberg Falling Number

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

SY INSITOR

Hard

11.0

273

78.4

KWS Kinetic

Hard

11.5

267

78.5

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

(1-9)

OWBM Resistance

SY INSITOR

6

5

5

6.8

[5]

7

R

KWS Kinetic

5

4

6

5.3

[5]

6

R

RGT Gravity

4

7

6

4.9

4

6

R

[ ] = limited data

 

Source: AHDB Recommended List 2021/22

Breeding Insight

SY INSITOR adds to our current hard feed wheat portfolio and brings an exciting combination of outstanding yield, disease resistance and OWBM resistance. It is a taller variety but responds well to a PGR. It has a high specific weight and good grain quality making it an outstanding all round variety.

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Agronomy Insights

SY INSITOR is a tall variety – but the above ground biomass is mirrored below the soil surface. SY INSITOR has bigger roots than competitor varieties enabling better nutrient and water uptake and increased anchorage strength – all aspects that give confidence around growing SY INSITOR, especially in difficult seasons.

Its more extensive roots can enhance nutrient and water capture

Its rapid developing root system helps facilitate excellent late drilled performance of 104%

SY INSITOR has:

  • 12% extra root length
  • Longer total primary root length
  • Greater total lateral root length

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