Hybrid Wheat

Saaten Union have pioneered the development of commercially successful Hybrid Wheat varieties for the UK and continental European market. The extensive research and development programme has produced varieties to suit the varying conditions in individual countries, whilst major investment into the complex task of producing hybrid seed is now delivering impressive results, enabling a wider range or growers to have access to the impressive new varieties emerging from the unique breeding programme. In the UK, CROPCO have carried out extensive agronomy and variety trials to successfully identify the varieties most suitable for the UK, as well as developing the specific agronomy packages required to realise the exciting commercial potential of hybrid wheat under UK conditions.

  • Hybrid Wheat Trials

    Hybrid Wheat Trials

  • Hybrid Wheat

    Hybrid Wheat

  • Hybrid Wheat

    Hybrid Wheat

  • Hybrid Wheat

    Hybrid Wheat

  • Hybrid Wheat

    Hybrid Wheat

Hybrid Wheat is produced by crossing two, carefully selected, pure lines. Each hybrid variety therefore has genes from both parent varieties. The hybrid vigour or heterosis achieved by crossing two distinct varieties is expressed as the plant grows. The benefits common to hybrid wheat varieties include:

  •  More developed root system
  •  Outstanding tillering
  •  Resistance to stress – cold, drought, waterlogging
  •  Good disease resistance
  •  Greater yield potential – especially in marginal conditions
  •  Higher specific weights
     

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