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SY Armadillo

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

Variety Positioning

  • High yields (114% treated, 83% treated) in Agrii’s 2021 trials with an excellent specific weight (68.4 kg/hl, AHDB) and a good variety to sit alongside Belfry.
  • 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 (107 cm treated, 115 cm untreated) and relatively stiff (7) so this will be attractive to growers who have struggled to keep their hybrids standing. Armadillo has also shown very good brackling resistance and much better than the other hybrids. A robust PGR programme is still recommended. Medium maturity, similar to Belfry.
  • It has relatively good disease resistance against mildew (5), Rhynchosporium (7) and net blotch (6) but weaker against brown rust (4). 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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