Very few varieties are good enough to make it on to the recommended list so if you select from it you really are getting the best on offer.
The list provides detailed information on the characteristics and performance of each variety, such as seasonal yields, quality and heading dates.
With re-seeding now costing around £180/acre (£450/ha) it makes little sense to save £5 or £10 by buying an inferior mix full of unlisted varieties. Buy the best and reap the rewards of higher yields, increased quality and improved persistency.
A new digitial version of the English and Welsh list (RCGL) and the Scottish list (SRUC) can be accessed and downloaded below. These lists allow producers to compare varieties for different systems and regimes.