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Variety Positioning

Consistent high yields
The boldest grain of any variety

  • Agrii’s biggest selling 2-row barley after KWS Tardis, it effectively replaced Cassia as the variety with the boldest sample.
  • High yields (99% treated, 89% untreated) in Agrii trials over the past three years, in line with KWS Orwell.
  • It has consistently achieved higher specific weights than any other variety over that period.
  • Suitable for all regions and soils with particular appeal to growers in the West and North who have come to expect big bold grain.
  • Low competitiveness against blackgrass compared with California but similar to KWS Tardis and KWS Orwell.
  • Average height (86cm treated, 93cm untreated), moderately stiff straw and medium-late maturity.
  • Good resistance to brown rust (6), Rhynchosporium (7) and net blotch (6) but susceptible to mildew (3).
  • Resistant to barley yellow mosaic virus.


Numbers in red – Agrii Advisory List data
Numbers in black – AHDB Recommended List data

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