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LAUREATE is a high yielding spring barley with full approval for brewing and malt distilling. This non-GN variety was the most widely grown spring malting barley in Scotland for harvest 2019 and was a major variety in England for harvest 2020.

Variety Overview

End-use group: Full MBC Approval for Brewing and Distilling

Market options: MBC Approval for Brewing and Distilling. Contracts available across England and Scotland. 

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Agronomics: Strong disease profile

Parentage: Sanette x Concerto 

Key features: LAUREATE is a high yielding spring barley with full approval for brewing and malt distilling. This non-GN variety was the most widely grown spring malting barley in Scotland for harvest 2021 and was a major variety in England. It is the most purchased variety by maltsters with strong contracts available throughout the UK.

 

 

Breeding Insight

LAUREATE is the leading spring barley variety in the UK. It has full MBC Approval for both Brewing and Distilling. It is the mainstay of the distilling industry and a leading variety in the brewing sector. LAUREATE has shown outstanding consistency over very different growing seasons and has consistently performed for both growers and end-users.

Tracy Creasy

Tracy Creasy

Key Performance Statistics

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2022 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in. Download the variety sheet for some more in depth information you can carry with you everywhere.

 

Agronomic features

 

Resistance to lodging

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

Ripening

(days +/- RGT Planet, -ve = earlier)

Resistance to brackling

(1-9)

LAUREATE 

6

69

+1

8

RGT Planet 

7

72

0

8

LG Diablo

7

71

+2

8

 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

LAUREATE

94

102.1

102

103

102

RGT Planet

90

98.6

99

99

99

LG Diablo

92

102.2

103

101

102

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content

Hot Water Extract

LAUREATE 

66.6

1.3

3.1

1.54

313.8

RGT Planet

68.0

1.2

3.1

1.56

313.3

LG Diablo

67.1

1.4

3.3

1.52

314.1

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

LAUREATE

9

5

5

RGT Planet

8

5

5

LG Diablo

9

5

5

 

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