Britannia is a very high yielding AHDB Recommended Group 3. It has the quality and market opportunities associated with a Group 3 variety, combined with a yield comparable to a Group 4. It fully meets the criteria for Group 3 wheats and the UKS export standard. Britannia is at its best when later sown, and has given particularly good yields in the East and on heavier soils.
Britannia’s yield potential is very high, both with and without fungicides. Limited data would suggest that Britannia is also suitable for the second wheat situation on farm.
Britannia has good resistance to the foliar diseases of brown rust and Septoria tritici; the key yield robbing disease threats on farm today. Britannia has good grain quality attributes, with a very good specific weight for this market sector, ensuring security for growers and end market sales opportunities. Britannia is similar in height to JB Diego and has moderately stiff straw, with a 6 rating for lodging resistance in PGR treated trials.