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SY TUNGSTEN was new to the AHDB Recommended List 2020/21. It is a variety with huge potential for the brewing and malt distilling market, with great quality and excellent yields. It has an agronomic package similar to the well-known variety LAUREATE and is the highest yielding dual purpose variety on the RL. 

Variety summary

End-use group: Potential malt distilling and brewing

Market options: Provisional MBC Approval for Brewing and Distilling

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Agronomics: Good resistance to lodging and brackling

Parentage: RGT Planet x Ovation

Breeding insights

"SY TUNGSTEN brings a very good performance across the whole of the UK with strong northern yields. It has good straw strength and resistance to brackling. It also boasts the highest hot water extract available. It is certainly one to watch for the brewing and malt distilling market."

Tracy Creasy, Syngenta

Tracy Creasy

Variety Overview

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2021/22 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

(1-9)

Ripening

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

Resistance to brackling

(1-9)

SY TUNGSTEN 

7

73

+1

8

LG Diablo

7

72

+2

8

Laureate

7

70

+1

8

 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

SY TUNGSTEN

91

102.5

101

102

103

LG Diablo

94

102.1

103

100

103

LAUREATE

93

101.1

102

102

100

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content

Hot Water Extract

SY TUNGSTEN

67.4

1.9

5.0

1.46

314.7

LG Diablo

66.9

1.6

3.9

1.48

314.1

Laureate

66.3

1.6

3.8

1.51

314.2

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

SY TUNGSTEN

9

4

[4]

Lg Diablo

9

5

5

Laureate

9

5

6

[ ] = limited data