12th September 2022

Local farmer and agronomist head to denmark to learn more about high yielding wheat evolution

Alan Jackson of Rugley Farm, Alnwick, James Stafford of Pickwick Lodge Farm in Corsham, Wiltshire and Antony Ashwell of Old Park Farm in Much Hadham, Herts are the thee lucky winners of a competition run in the national farming press in conjunction with Limagrain last July, who along with their agronomists are heading off on an all-expenses paid trip to Denmark to learn more about the wheat breeding and growing from Danish breeders Sejet.

Alan Jackson who is growing  the high yielding wheat variety Evolution this year for the first time is thrilled to be going to Denmark. “Our climate is too wet and late for milling wheat so we always look to grow a feed wheat that is going to produce a good yield but also offers a high level of disease resistance, and Evolution offers just that. It will be very interesting to learn more about how it was bred and Danish wheat growing in general.”

Marketed in the UK by Limagrain UK Evolution was bred by Danish breeders Sejet. The variety represents a step change for barn filling wheats giving growers high yields as well as offering robust disease resistance ratings to give extra management flexibility. This has been demonstrated by  this year’s  official harvest results where Evolution has one of the highest treated yields of 105%over control with untreated yields at 125%.

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