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SY TUNGSTEN is 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 2020/21 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]

72

+1

8

RGT Planet 

7

73

0

8

Laureate

7

71

+1

8

 

Yield

 Untreated Yield*Treated Yield*Eastern Yield*Western Yield*Northern Yield*
SY TUNGSTEN95105103[105]107
RGT Planet95103103104103
LAUREATE97104105104104

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content

Hot Water Extract

SY TUNGSTEN

67.7

[1.8]

[4.7]

1.43

316.8

RGT Planet

67.8

1.4

3.6

1.50

315.2

Laureate

66.5

1.5

3.6

1.48

315.4

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Yellow rust

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

SY TUNGSTEN

9

-

4

[4]

RGT Planet

9

[4]

5

5

Laureate

9

[5]

5

6

[ ] = limited data