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Hyvido Bazooka

BAZOOKA is one of our high performing hybrid barley varieties. It has proven on-farm performance and combines yield potential with good grass weed suppression. BAZOOKA also performs well in all regions.

Hyvido Bazooka

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, particularly in the East

Sowing rate: Approx 200 seeds/m2 in good conditions. Up to 250 seeds/m2 in black-grass situations

Breeding insights

"BAZOOKA was launched as a Candidate variety in 2015 and gained automatic recommendation by the AHDB in 2016. BAZOOKA performs particularly well in all regions of the UK and where black-grass is an issue. This is because of the variety’s spring vigour that boosts grass weed suppression. If you’re looking for a popular variety that is tried and trusted, then BAZOOKA is it."
- Mark Bullen

Mark Bullen

Variety overview

We've compared BAZOOKA to KWS Orwell 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.


 Untreated Yield*Treated Yield*Eastern Yield*Western Yield*Northern Yield*
KWS Orwell80102102102101

* % treated control

Grain quality


Specific Weight



(% through 2.25mm)


(% through 2.5mm) 

KWS Orwell67.92.06.3

Disease profile




Yellow rust


Brown rust




Net blotch


KWS Orwell3[7]765

[ ] = limited data

Agronomic features


Resistance to lodging


Straw height without PGR


Straw height with PGR



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

 BAZOOKA 7114107-1
KWS Orwell886840