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Hybrid barley topping harvest results

Hybrid Barley
26.08.2021

There are 17 winter barley harvest results published on the AHDB website with the hybrid barley varieties continuing to lead the feed market with their very high yields.  Hybrid barley varieties take the top 7 yield positions from harvest 2021, and all 8 are in the top 10.  

AHDB Recommended List Harvest Results 2021 (20th August)

Added to the Recommended List last year, SY Thunderbolt storms to the top spot over a 5-year average yielding 107% of controls, with newcomer SY Canyon, a candidate variety, coming a close second with 106%. 

On a 5 year average these two varieties share the top spot both with 108% control means.  To add to this incredible yield, SY Canyon also brings the second highest specific weight in 2021, beaten only by KWS Cassia, showing the improvement in grain quality we now come to expect from hybrid barley.

Consistency is a theme with hybrid barley, with SY Kingsbarn ranking third in both 2021 and over the 5-year average. It is this consistency that makes it a reliable favourite on farm.

 

2017-2021 Yield average

Rank

2021 Yield

Rank

SY Thunderbolt

107%

1

108%

=1

SY Canyon

106%

2

108%

=1

SY Kingsbarn

106%

3

107%

3

AHDB Recommended List Harvest Results 2021 (20th August)

Hybrid barley candidate variety, SY Javelin, is also performing well, yielding in the top 5 varieties for 2021. In addition to yield, SY Javelin has other key attributes which include early maturity allowing for earlier harvest in difficult seasons and very high resistance to Rhynchosporium, which will be an asset in high pressure situations.

 

Click to view key features of our hybrid barley varieties:

SY Thunderbolt