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SY Armadillo

Breeder: Syngenta Printable PDF
Type: 6-row Feed Hybrid Barley

Variety Positioning

  • High yields (106% treated, 85% treated) in official trials with an excellent specific weight (68.4 kg/hl). Relatively stiff and a potential successor to replace or to sit alongside Belfry. Not added to the UK Recommended List.
  • Suitable for all regions of the UK and all soil types and best drilled in the main drilling window through to the middle of October. SY Armadillo has excelled in a light land situation based on Syngenta trials. Like all hybrid barley varieties, it is likely to be very competitive against grassweeds but this is still being confirmed in trials.
  • Similar height to Bazooka (111 cm) and relatively stiff (7) so this will be attractive to growers who have struggled to keep their hybrid crops standing. A robust PGR programme is still advised. It has relatively early maturity (0), similar to Belfry.
  • It has relatively good disease resistance against mildew (5), brown rust (6), Rhynchosporium (7) and net blotch (5) in official trials. Resistant to Barley Yellow Mosaic Virus.

For detailed Agrii data and the latest disease scores speak to your local seed specialist or Agrii agronomist.


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