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Hybrid Barley

Hybrid Barley has become a popular choice with UK growers for delivering high yields of good quality feed barley. Our product portfolio ranges from top yielding varieties to exciting new varieties. Find out more information on each of the varieties below.

AHDB Recommended

SY KINGSTON

SY KINGSTON is a light land variety well suited to the North and West.

SY KINGSBARN
AHDB Recommended

SY KINGSBARN

SY KINGSBARN is the new high performing all-rounder.

New!

SY ARMADILLO

Great choice for the North with exceptional Rhynchosporium resistance.

Belmont
AHDB Recommended

BELMONT

BELMONT is the number 1 for yield.

Hyvido
AHDB Recommended

BAZOOKA

BAZOOKA has proven on-farm performance.

Hyvido
AHDB Recommended

BELFRY

BELFRY is high yielding, resilient and easy to manage.

SY BARACOODA
AHDB Recommended

SY BARACOODA

SY BARACOODA combines high yield with consistent performance.

Hyvido
AHDB Recommended

LIBRA

LIBRA is the variety that sets the standard for 6-row grain quality.

The Roche Approach

For in-season agronomy advice and variety updates on Hybrid Barley, watch our Roche Approach playlists with Paul Roche, Seeds Technical Manager.

Meet the breeder - James Wroth

“I began working in Barley in 1999 and have remained here ever since then. I am currently focused on Hybrid Barley breeding for UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Benelux, North France & North Germany, all of which make climatic variability, maintaining competitive yield performance & lowering seed production costs with better genetics very real challenges. The varied tasks, the people and being outside make all of it worth it! ”

James Wroth
Hybrid Barley
27.05.2021

Hybrid barley, uniquely powered by hybrid vigour, offers better suppression of black-grass, brome and ryegrass than winter wheat and 2-row winter barley.

Product Update
04.06.2021

A new hybrid winter feed barley being launched this autumn, which combines high yield with high grain quality, could hold particular appeal for growers in the north and the west...

Hybrid Barley Germination

Sampling over-yeared seed

Sampling seed in the right way is important to ensure you get a representative sample to send off for analysis. Click below to find out more.        

Storing & using over-yeared seed

Storing treated seed in an optimal way will ensure that the seed is in the best condition when it comes to drilling next season. Click below to find out how best to store your seed and how to calculate your amended seed rate.