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SCHOLAR

SCHOLAR Spring Barley

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SCHOLAR is a very high yielding feed spring barley on the AHDB Recommended List 2017. It has a strong disease profile, excellent straw characteristics and a high specific weight.

SCHOLAR variety summary

Regional positioning

Performs well in all regions 

Soil preference

Suitable for all soil types

Market Options

UK market

Agronomics

Very high yields and excellent specific weight

End-use group

Feed

Parentage

Summit x SJ56065

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.

Agronomic features

                

Lodging

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(1-9)

Ripening

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

Resistance to brackling

 Scholar  7 69 0 9
 Ovation  7 73 0 7
 Hacker  7 75 -1 8

 

Yield

  Untreated Yield* Treated Yield* Eastern Yield* Western Yield* Northern Yield*
 Scholar  89 104 103 103 105
 Ovation  84 104 106 102 104
 Hacker  87 100 99 102 100

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content Hot Water Extract
 Scholar  68.2 2.1 6.4 [1.41] 310.9
 Ovation  66.1 1.6 4.3 1.38 312.9
 Hacker  69.7 1.7 4.0 1.47 314.3

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Yellow rust

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

Ramularia

(1-9)

Scholar 9 [9] 5 6 8
Ovation [8] [6] 4 6 5
Hacker [9] [5] 5 6 7

[ ] = limited data

Breeders Insights

If you are choosing a feed variety SCHOLAR offers very high yields across all regions. This is backed up by excellent specific weight and a very good disease profile. SCHOLAR has strong resistance to Mildew and Ramularia, both scoring an 8 on the AHDB Recommended List 2017. In addition, SCHOLAR has a short straw, good resistance to lodging and the highest available brackling resistance.