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SY Buzzard (BYDV)

SY Buzzard (BYDV)




Syngenta (UK)

6-row Hybrid (BYDV)

Not declared


The first 6-row hybrid with BYDV tolerance

Reasonable all-round agronomy

Variety Positioning

  • SY Buzzard is the first BYDV tolerant hybrid from Syngenta with tolerance against the PAV and MAV strains of the disease that are also in the conventional 6-row variety, KWS Feeris. On limited data,
    SY Buzzard offers a small yield gain in the east and north but falls behind KWS Feeris in the west.

  • Average specific weight (69.0 kg/hl) and screenings are relatively high, close to those of SY Nephin.

  • Suitable for all soil types and it performs well even on marginal land. Its straw characteristics are similar to Belfry.

  • The disease resistance package is typical of current hybrids, weak on brown (6) [4], but a bit better than KWS Feeris. Rhynchosporium (6) [6] Net blotch (7) [7] mildew (6) [5] and brown rust.

  • Having both six-row and two-row varieties with BYDV tolerance may further support interest in the insecticide-free options included in the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI).

Source: AHDB Recommended List data

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