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SY Armadillo

SY Armadillo

Variety Positioning

A non-Recommended List hybrid with high yields and excellent specific weight.
Relatively stiff straw, very low brackling and good all-round disease resistance.

High yields (108% treated, 82% treated) over the past two years in Agrii trials with an excellent specific weight (68.4 kg/hl) and a good variety to sit alongside Belfry.

  • Suitable for all regions of the UK, all soil types and best drilled in the main drilling window through to the middle of October.
  • SY Armadillo has excelled on light land and, like all hybrid barley varieties, it is very competitive against grassweeds.
  • Tall (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 outstanding brackling resistance and far better than from any other hybrids.
  • A robust PGR programme is still recommended. Medium maturity, similar to Belfry.
  • A strong combination of wet weather disease resistance, it has good ratings for mildew (5), Rhynchosporium (7), net blotch (6) but brown rust (4) needs watching.
  • 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.