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Hyvido Belfry

BELFRY is the resilient all-rounder that is easy to manage: it has a robust disease profile as well as strong straw which offers brackling and lodging resistance. 

Variety summary

End-use group: Livestock feed

Market options: Six-row feed, hybrid

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types and performs well even on marginal land

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions, particularly in the West

Sowing rate: 200 seeds per m2

Breeding insights

"The hybrid barley variety that is easy to manage. The very strong disease resistance scores and the shorter straw make this the hybrid barley variety of choice for those situations where spray timings may be compromised."
- James Taylor-Alford

James Taylor-Alford

Variety overview

 

We've compared BELFRY and KWS Orwell on the AHDB Recommended List 2020 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.

 

Yield

 
 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

BELFRY

89

106.0

106

107

105

KWS Orwell

80

102.0

102

102

101

* % treated control

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

BELFRY

68.6

2.4

9.4

KWS Orwell

68.1

2.1

6.3

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

Net blotch

(1-9)

BaYMV

BELFRY

5

6

7

5

R

KWS Orwell

3

7

6

5

R

[ ] = limited data

Agronomic features

 

Resistance to lodging

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(cm)

Straw height with PGR

(cm)

Ripening

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

BELFRY

8

111

103

0

KWS Orwell

8

89

86

0

 

Source: AHDB Recommended List 2021/2022