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

Variety Positioning

  • The UK’s number one winter malting barley. Performs consistently in Agrii trials with high treated (95%) and untreated (83%) yields and good specific weight (70.1 kg/hl, AHDB). Preferred by the maltsters for its relatively high malt extract (304 l deg/kg) and low grain nitrogen (1.67%).
  • Performs best on lighter soils (97%). It is relatively tall (90 cm treated, 97 cm untreated) with medium risk of lodging (7). Mid-early maturity. Average disease resistance against mildew (5) and net blotch (5) but lower resistance against brown rust (4) and Rhynchosporium (5) than its official ratings. Resistant to Barley Yellow Mosaic Virus.

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