The UK's favourite wheat, JB Diego offers the grower a high yielding, consistent hard Group 4 variety with very stiff straw and a solid disease resistance package. JB Diego has the added advantage of exceptional quality, with a very high specific weight. and high hagberg falling number. With its German origin JB Diego brings a welcomed genetic diversity to the UK winter wheat market and remains very popular in the market.
JB Diego continues to perform well year on year, site on site, in all major feed wheat growing regions. It is suitable for all soil types and rotations and consistency has been key to its success and popularity on farm. It produces good yields as a second wheat and on heavy soils.
The grain quality of JB Diego is exceptional when compared to other leading Group 4 hard wheats, with a superb specific weight, even in difficult years and a hagberg as good as the top milling varieties. This opens up extra marketing opportunities for JB Diego and it is often used in grists. JB Diego produces a bold, attractive sample and shows superb resistance to sprouting.
Source: AHDB RL 2016/17 Full database available at www.cereals.ahdb.org.uk
JB Diego is similar in height to KWS Santiago and shows very good resistance to lodging. JB Diego is one of the earlier maturing winter wheat varieties on the AHDB RL.
JB Diego shows good resistance to most diseases. In particular its robust resistance to yellow has increased its popularity. The variety also shows good resistance to Fusarium. JB Diego finishes well, looking bright in the field and produces bold, bright grains.
Source: AHDB RL 2016/17. Full database is available at www.cereals.ahdb.org.uk
JB Diego is a true winter type, showing good winter hardiness. It can be sown from mid September onwards until the end of January. Seed rates will depend on time of sowing, rotational position and prevailing conditions.
Note, JB Diego is susceptible to chlortoluron.