Group 1 milling wheats have always attracted the biggest premiums and this is unlikely to change. If you want to achieve these premiums, then you must grow a variety with the best chance of meeting the specifications that the millers seek.
Crusoe has the highest protein content of the Recommended Group 1 wheats, with good resistance to sprouting. It is no surprise that Crusoe has become one of the miller’s first choice varieties since its introduction in 2012. Crusoe is also a ukp bread wheat approved for export, and it has very good disease resistance, particularly to the key yield robbing diseases; Yellow Rust and Septoria tritici.
Crusoe achieved RL status in 2012 and has become a significant Group 1 variety, with good performance both on-farm and with millers. It offers growers an excellent level of security, combining good agronomics with an inherently high protein content and good sprouting resistance. Very desirable attributes for both grower and the milling industry.
Crusoe has excellent grain characteristics – very similar to RGT Illustrious; a popular variety with growers and millers because of its agronomic and milling capabilities.
Crusoe has a proven inherently high grain protein content – the highest of any of the Recommended Group 1 milling wheats. Meeting the protein specification is vital to achieving the best milling premiums.
Crusoe has excellent milling characteristics, producing high rates of flour extraction with an appealing white flour, married with good baking performance.
The variety also meets the specifications for the important export market, giving growers a choice of premium market opportunities, particularly for growers close to ports.