|Breeder: Syngenta||Printable PDF|
|Type: Malting||Pedigree: SY 208-56 x SY Venture|
- 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 (6), Brown Rust (5), Net Blotch (7) from Agrii trials and good Rhynchosporium (6) resistance from official trials.
Resistant to Barley Yellow Mosaic Virus.
Data source: www.cereals.ahdb.org.uk
Ratings in red = Agrii Advisory List