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LAUREATE Spring Barley

Take a closer look at a LAUREATE


LAUREATE is a very high yielding spring malting barley with an excellent disease and agronomic profile shown on the AHDB Recommended List 2017. It's a non-GN variety suitable for brewing and distilling markets.

LAUREATE variety summary

Regional positioning

Performs well in all regions

Soil preference

Suitable for all soil types


Good resistance to lodging and brackling with moderate maturity

Market options

Provisionally approved by the IBD for Brewing and Distilling

End-use group



Sanette x Concerto

Variety Overview

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2017 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in.  Download the variety sheet for some more in depth information you can carry with you everywhere.

Agronomic features




Straw height without PGR



(days +/- Concerto, -ve = earlier)

Resistance to brackling

Laureate  7 73 0 8
RGT Planet  7 75 -1 8
Concerto 6 79 0 8

[ ] = limited data



  Untreated Yield* Treated Yield* Eastern Yield* Western Yield* Northern Yield*
Laureate 92 105 107 103 105
RGT Planet 91 105 106 106 105
Concerto 80 94 95 95 93

* % treated control


Grain quality


Specific Weight



(% through 2.25mm)


(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content Hot Water Extract
Laureate 66.1 1.6 3.7 1.41 315.5
RGT Planet 67.6 1.6 4.2 1.39 314.7
Concerto 68.8 1.4 3.2 1.45 316.0


Disease profile




Yellow rust


Brown rust






Laureate [8] [6] 5 6 7
RGT Planet 9 [4] 4 6 8
Concerto 8 8 5 4 6

[ ] = limited data

Breeders Insights

Recently, there has been a widening yield gap between new brewing varieties and the current varieties used for distilling.  LAUREATE is the new variety that offers competitive yield to growers, whilst maintaining the high malting quality levels the industry needs.

For the grower, LAUREATE is the highest yielding non-GN variety on the AHDB Recommended List 2017 and it has performed well in both Scotland and England. LAUREATE also has a very good agronomic profile. For the end users, LAUREATE is a non-GN spring barley with a high spirit yield for distilling and a high hot water extract for brewing. The variety has provisional approval from the IBD testing for both markets. On top of that, LAUREATE is being registered across Europe, like PROPINO and NFC TIPPLE before it, and it has shown very consistent and very high yields across a wide range of environments and seasons – including in Denmark, Germany, France, Holland and Austria. So we hope it will have future export potential as well. The industry needs a new variety that is consistent in the field and provides top quality for end users and we believe LAUREATE provides both the grower and the malting barley industry with what it is looking for.

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