Laureate - Spring Barley - Agrii
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Breeder: Syngenta UK Ltd Download pdf
Type: Brewing, Distilling,  Feed & Export Pedigree: Sanette x Concerto


Variety Positioning

  • Laureate carries MBC approval for brewing and distilling, so is finding favour in both the English and Scottish end markets. It is the biggest variety in Scotland accounting for over 45% of seed production and a significant variety in England at 24%. It has strong support from end-users with multiple contracts available for both brewing and distilling.
  • Consistent performance in in all regions and is suitable for all soil types. It has produced consistent yields in Agrii trials (101% treated, 91% untreated) but a lower specific weight than RGT Planet (66.5 kg/hl in AHDB trials).
  • Medium height (71 cm), moderately stiff straw (7 untreated, 6 treated), good brackling resistance (7) and medium-late maturity. It is considered to have relatively low straw yields compared with some other varieties.
  • Strong disease profile with no obvious weaknesses with scores for brown rust (6), Rhynchosporium (6) and mildew (9). It is moderately resistant to net blotch in Agrii’s trials.

Further information from the breeder can be found here

The data presented here is a partial abstraction from the AHDB Recommended List. The complete data set is available on the AHDB website here

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