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Hyvido Bazooka

BAZOOKA is one of our high performing hybrid barley varieties. It combines yield potential with an overall good disease and agronomic profile. BAZOOKA also performs well in all regions and is particularly effective in a black-grass situation.

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