Agri intelligence

KWS Orwell

Breeder: KWS Printable PDF
Type: 2-Row Feed Pedigree: Tower X Salsa


KWS TowerVariety Positioning

  • The leading 2-row barley that offers a step up in disease and brackling resistance. Introduced in 2016 it is likely to become the number one 2-row variety this autumn. It was the highest yielding 2-row in official trials and joint highest in Agrii’s national trials network and in the latter it was equivalent to Bazooka for the past two years. It has average grain quality and screenings that are similar to those of KWS Tower.
  • A highly consistent variety across years and regions. It is the highest yielding 2-row variety on lighter soils but equally it performs well on heavier soils. With excellent stem stiffness and medium height it will appeal to KWS Tower or KWS Glacier growers although it is not quite as early to mature.
  • A strong disease package against the two key diseases Rhychosporium and Net Blotch but relatively weak on Mildew so this needs monitoring. Resistant to Barley Yellow Mosaic Virus.

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