Craft - Agrii - Connecting Agri-science with farming
Agri intelligence


Breeder: Syngenta Printable PDF
Type: Malting Pedigree: SY 208-56 x SY Venture

Variety Positioning

  • Craft is the number-one winter malting barley. It has performed consistently over the past three years in Agrii trials with high treated (98%) and untreated (80%) yields and good specific weight (67.1 kg/hl). It has full approval for malting, and is preferred by the maltsters for its relatively high malt extract (308 l deg/kg), and it can produce similar low nitrogen levels (1.66%) to its predecessor, SY Venture.
  • Suitable for all regions of the UK, it performs best on lighter soils (96%). It is relatively tall (89 cm) with an official lodging rating of 7.6 but Agrii results show that it is still at medium risk of lodging, even when treated with a PGR programme. Mid-late maturity.
  • Good all-round disease resistance against Mildew, Brown Rust, Net Blotch in Agrii trials and good Rhynchosporium (6) resistance from official trials.
    Resistant to Barley Yellow Mosaic Virus.

Data source:

For detailed Agrii data and the latest disease scores speak to your local seed specialist or Agrii agronomist.

Agrii would like to reassure you that all practical measures and facilities to minimise the risk to everyone from Covid-19 have been implemented across all Agrii sites.

We have listened to the expert advice and acted to protect our staff and the wider community and also to ensure that we continue to operate with minimal disruption for our customers. Our COVID-19 risk assessment detailing the measures we are taking can be viewed here. We are taking all necessary measures to ensure our high levels of service are maintained.

We would like to give a big thank you to our customers, suppliers and workforce for their pragmatic response and understanding during this difficult and testing time.