Scottish Recommended Lists for Cereals 2024/25

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Scottish Recommended Lists for Cereals 2024/25

The Scottish cereals lists include varieties of spring and winter barley, wheat and oats of most agronomic and commercial value to Scottish growers and the cereals sector.

Recommendations are made by SRUC supported by the Scottish Variety Consultative Committee and are based on data collected as part of the AHDB Recommended List and the BSPB and Scottish Government National List systems.

Changes for 2024/25

The spring barley list includes five new varieties. Belter and Olsen have potential for malt distilling and brewing, whilst NOS Munro has potential for malt distilling. Bounty and NOS Gambit have potential for brewing. All five new malting varieties may also have value for feed use.

The leading malting varieties, with full MBC approval, are Laureate and LG Diablo for malt distilling and brewing, KWS Sassy and Firefoxx for malt distilling, and Fairing for grain distilling.

The established malting choices are supported by SY Tennyson for malt distilling and brewing use and Diviner for malt distilling, both in their second year on the list.

The winter barley list includes a new two-rowed feed variety LG Capitol and a new six-rowed hybrid SY Buzzard, which has tolerance to barley yellow dwarf virus.

The leading winter two-row feed varieties are KWS Tardis, Lightning, Bolton, LG Caravelle and Bolivia, with LG Mountain becoming outclassed.

There are four established six-rowed hybrid on the 2024-25 list, SY Kingsbarn SY Thunderbolt, SY Kingston and SY Canyon.

The Scottish winter wheat list includes Blackstone a new soft Group 4 distilling variety, Bamford a new biscuit-making and distilling choice and LG Beowulf a new hard feed variety.

The leading grain soft grained distilling varieties are RGT Stokes, RGT Bairstow, LG Skyscraper and KWS Zealum.

Hard textured wheat varieties include the Group 4s KWS Dawsum, SY Insitor and LG Typhoon. Three Group 2 milling varieties, KWS Ultimatum, KWS Extase and KWS Palladium, complete the hard wheat choices.

The spring wheat list has seven choices for 2024/25, including the new Group 2 variety WPB Mylo. KWS Harsum in Group 1 and KWS Alicium in Group 2 are both in their second year on the list, and support the established varieties KWS Fixum, KWS Cochise and KWS Ladum.

The leading spring oat varieties Canyon, Merlin and WPB Isabel are joined by a new variety Asterion. The top winter oat choices remain Dalguise, Cromwell and Gerald.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSRUC
Number of pages7
Publication statusPrint publication - 15 Dec 2023


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