Propino - Spring Barley - Agrii
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Breeder: Syngenta UK Ltd Download pdf
Type: Brewing & Export Pedigree: Quench x NFC Tipple


Variety Positioning

  • Once the most widely grown variety in England but now accounts for less than 5% of the region’s certified seed production. It has become outclassed agronomically and largely superseded by RGT Planet and Laureate. The variety will retain a small but loyal following and it may continue to be accepted by some end-users who like its consistent brewing quality.
  • Proven to be very consistent across regions and years and farmers know how to grow it. It gives its best performance on medium soils. It has average but consistent yields in Agrii trials (96% treated, 83% untreated) and a bold grain (68.2 kg/hl in AHDB trials) and very low screenings.
  • Medium-tall (75 cm) with good straw strength (8 treated, 7 untreated), good brackling resistance (7) and early maturity. It produces relatively low straw yields.
  • Reasonable resistance to Rhynchosporium (5) and brown rust (5) but is weaker on mildew (6) compared with other leading varieties. It is susceptible 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