JB Diego is an extremely versatile, proven hard Group 4 wheat – attributes which make it one of the most popular wheat varieties grown in the UK. JB Diego continues to offer growers high yields, stiff straw, dependable and outstanding grain quality, and good disease resistance.
JB Diego produces consistent, reliable yields year on year, site to site and as a first and second wheat in all conditions, soil types and rotations. It displays excellent resistance to sprouting and finishes well, producing bold, bright grains with high specific weight. All of these attributes remain highly desirable on farm.
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, with a very high specificweight, even in poor seasons, and a Hagberg as good as the top milling varieties. This opens up additional marketing opportunties and JB Diego is often used in grists. It produces a bold, attractive sample.
Source: AHDB RL 2017/18Full database available at https://cereals.ahdb.org.uk
JB Diego is similar in height to KWS Santiago and shows excellent resistance to lodging. It is early to mature.
JB Diego continues to have a robust disease resistance package, but benefits from a full fungicide programme to achieve its top performance on farm. JB Diego finishes well, looking bright in the field and produces bold, bright grains with a very high specific weight.
Source: AHDB RL 2017/18. Full database is available at https://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.