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SY KESTREL in the Field

Variety Overview

End-use group: Six-row feed, Hybrid

Market options: Livestock Feed

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types and performs well even on marginal land

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions 

Sowing rate: Approx 200 seeds/m2 in good conditions. Up to 250 seeds/m2 in grass weed situations

Key features: SY KESTREL is the first of the new Hyvido Neo hybrid barley varieties on the 2024 AHDB Candidate List. Broad spectrum viral protection brings built in resistance against the 3 major serotypes of BYDV as well as tolerance to WDV and is a significant benefit to growers

Key Performance Statistics

We've compared SY KESTREL and KWS Feeris on the AHDB Candidate List 2024 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in. 

Yield

 

Yield untreated (UT) (% treated controls)

Yield treated (T) – UK

Eastern Yield

Western Yield

Northern Yield

SY KESTREL

[89]

103

102

[107]

[103]

KWS Feeris

84

101

101

[101]

[101]

Yields shown are expressed as a percentage of control means

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

SY KESTREL

69.4

KWS Feeris

69.7

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

Net blotch

(1-9)

BaYMV

BYDV

WDV

SY KESTREL

7

6

7

6

R

ResistantTolerant

KWS Feeris

5

6

6

6

R

TolerantSusceptible

Agronomic features

 Lodging % (T)Straw length (cm) (UT)

Ripening

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

SY KESTREL 

[2]

[106]

-1

KWS Feeris

[0]

[98]

0
 

Breeding Insight

SY KESTREL is the first of the new Hyvido Neo hybrid barley varieties.  Broad spectrum viral protection brings built in resistance against the 3 major serotypes of BYDV as well as tolerance to WDV and is a significant benefit to growers

Mark Shaw, Hybrid Barley Portfolio Manager

Mark Shaw, hybrid barley portfolio manager