The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Harvest Results service is set to return this summer, providing an indication of how cereal and oilseed varieties have performed in trials this year.

Based on results from Recommended Lists variety trial sites, the service covers yield, grain quality and agronomic data, as well as information on disease levels.

The project - which is conducted independently - is the largest research investment by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.

Typically, winter barley results are the first to roll off the plot combines. Usually, these are available from about mid-July.

As part of the service, AHDB issues regular email updates throughout the harvest period. Issued most Mondays, they provide access to the latest results and in-depth analysis by variety selection experts.

Ellie Marshall, Recommended List lead analyst, said: “Hundreds of trials are conducted each year to feed the data-hungry recommendation process.

"The Harvest Results service shows how varieties have performed in the current year. The results are analysed, along with data from several seasons, to produce the RL publication."

The next edition of the Recommended List (2020/21) is expected to be launched online on December 2, 2019.

For more information on the RL and to find out how to subscribe to Harvest Results, visit the AHDB Recommended List webpage.