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SY Thunderbolt is newly recommended on the AHDB List. Alongside its strikingly high yields, it has consistent regional performance and good all round disease resistance. Its early maturity benefits following crops. 

Variety Summary

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

We've compared SY THUNDERBOLT and KWS Orwell on the AHDB Recommended List 2021/22 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in. 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

SY THUNDERBOLT

85

107

107

[107]

107

KWS Orwell

80

102.0

102

102

101

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

SY THUNDERBOLT

69.6

2.3

7.9

KWS Orwell

68.1

2.1

6.3

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

Net blotch

(1-9)

BaYMV

SY THUNDERBOLT

8

7

6

[6]

R

KWS Orwell

3

7

6

5

R

[ ] = limited data

Agronomic features

 

Resistance to lodging

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(cm)

Straw height with PGR

(cm)

Ripening

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

SY THUNDERBOLT 

6

[114]

106

-1

KWS Orwell

8

89

86

0