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Cereals LIVE 2020 - Growing for end markets

What's new?

ELECTRUM is the latest malting barley from the Syngenta breeding program to achieve Full MBC Approval for Brewing for harvest 2021. This is an important milestone for the highest-yielding winter malting barley variety on the AHDB Recommended List. Alongside very early matuirty and great agronomics, low screenings, good nitrogen and HWE makes it an attractive variety for the maltster too.

ELECTRUM is the latest malting barley from the Syngenta breeding program to achieve Full MBC Approval for Brewing for harvest 2021. This is an important milestone for the highest-yielding winter malting barley variety on the AHDB Recommended List. Alongside very early matuirty and great agronomics, low screenings, good nitrogen and HWE makes it an attractive variety for the maltster too.

Choosing a variety

With so much choice on the Recommended List, choosing a vareity can be difficult. We have produced some summaries of our winter wheat and hybrid barley varieties to get you started. 

You can find more detailed information in the Syngenta Summer/Autumn Guide below.

Syngenta wheat varieties

Syngenta hybrid varieties

Hybrid barley as a grass weed management tool

Over the last five years we have shown how hybrid barley can be an integral part of black-grass management. Further research has shown that these benefits can be seen more widely in grass weed management, including the suppression of brome grass. 

Hybrid barley has shown better suppression of sterile brome than both winter wheat and 2-row winter conventional barley in independent trials. 

Source: Joint Syngenta/Agrii trial in Edinburgh 2018/19. Brome plants removed from direct-drilled trial plots as indicated on 16 July 2019.

Roche Approach - Brome Management

Spring Barley

NEW SY TUNGSTEN

Newly Recommended spring malting barley with outstanding quality for both the distilling and brewing markets.

NEW SY SPLENDOR

Newly Recommended spring malting barley for the brewing market. Outstanding yields with good malt potential.

Virtual Open Days Invitation

Register for a virtual meeting

We will be hosting 3 webinars on varieties, you can choose by region and a morning or afternoon session. Click below to find out more.

Innovation Centre

Innovation Centres

Innovation Centres are a great opportunity for you to come and see our work in-field...