National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine


Spring durum wheat Triticum durum Desf
An intensive double-purpose cultivar with high potential yield


Originator – Plant Production Institute named after V.Ya. Yuriev of NAAS. Registration year – 2019.

Recommended for growing in the in the Forest-Steppe.

Variety – leuсurum.

Mid-ripening. The average vegetation period is 101 days. Lodging resistant. The average plant height is 90 cm. Spikes are easily threshed. The 1000-grain weight is 48.0-50.6 g.

This cultivar is superior to the check cultivar in terms of resistance to head smut and leaf blotch.

The potential yield is 7.1 t/ha. The average annual yield was 4.5 t/ha.

The gluten content is 31-34%. The protein content is 13.5-15.5%. The pasta indicators are good. This cultivar is intended for two purposes: it can be used not only for pasta, but also for bread. It is superior to the check cultivar in terms of the flour strength (312; +123 related to the check cultivar) and loaf volume (690 mL from 100 g of flour, +163 mL related to the check cultivar).

Demira was created for intensive technologies of cultivation. The seeding rate is 5 million germinable seeds per 1 hectare. Seeds should be treated with fungicide and insecticide prior to sowing.


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