Our top 3 hybrid barley choices for this season

Hybrid Barley

There are many reasons why hybrid barley is technically the best choice for feed barley growers this autumn. Not only do hybrids offer high and more importantly, stable yields, there are many other reasons to grow them.

  • Grass weed suppression: hybrid barley has been independently proven to have greater suppression of grass weeds than both 2 and 6-row conventional barleys
  • Superior nitrogen use efficiency compared to conventional barleys
  • Hybrid barleys are all early to mature: this is an ideal entry for OSR
  • Flexible end use: hybrid barley is a flexible crop which is suitable for biogas and whole cropping as well as just high grain yields

Here are our top 3 picks for this season:


SY KINGSBARN: the easy to grow all-rounder

  • The most popular hybrid barley, for good reason
  • Number 1 for yield in 2022 Recommended List trials
  • High and stable yields with proven on farm performance
  • Early maturity coupled with superb grain quality
  • Good resistance to lodging and disease
  • Grass weed suppression uniquely driven by hybrid vigour



SY NEPHIN: high performance just got shorter

  • Newly Recommended
  • High and stable yield with particularly good performance in the East and North
  • Very high untreated yields at 90%
  • The highest resistance score for Rhynchosporium on the RL
  • Excellent specific weight at 71.4 kg/hl
  • Relatively short and stiff straw with good resistance to lodging
  • Grass weed suppression uniquely driven by hybrid vigour



SY BUZZARD: the first hybrid barley with BYDV tolerance

  • All the benefits of hybrid barley, now with BYDV tolerance
  • High yield performance, particularly in the East
  • Good disease resistance with excellent Rhynchosporium resistance
  • Good stiff straw with low lodging and brackling
  • Grass weed suppression uniquely driven by hybrid vigour
  • Limited seed available this autumn!

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