BELFRY

Hyvido Belfry

Variety Overview

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: Approx 200 seeds/m2 in good conditions. Up to 250 seeds/m2 in grass weed situations

Key features: BELFRY is a commercially-proven variety that is high yielding, resilient and easy to manage. BELFRY is a great choice for the West and is especially strong on heavy land. In addition, BELFRY will appeal to growers who are looking for a robust variety that offers management flexibility due to the combination of a robust disease resistance profile – which drives high untreated yields  together with good lodging resistance. BELFRY is a resilient option that benefits from proven grass weed suppression even in the tough conditions found on heavy land.

Key Performance Statistics

We've compared BELFRY and KWS Orwell on the AHDB Recommended List 2024/25 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*
BELFRY87104.5105104105
KWS Orwell8399.69910099

* % treated control

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

BELFRY68.82.79.3
KWS Orwell68.91.75.4


Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

Net blotch

(1-9)

BaYMV
BELFRY6675R
KWS Orwell3765R

Agronomic features

 

Resistance to lodging with PGR

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(cm)

Straw height with PGR

(cm)

Ripening

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

BELFRY81131040
KWS Orwell896870

Source: AHDB Recommended List 2022/2023

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Breeding Insight

 

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.

Ben Urquhart - Seeds Technical Expert 

Rhynchosporium on Barley

Fungicides

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Barley trial showing different crop heights

PGRs

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Herbicides

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Orange Blossom Midge on Barley

Insecticides

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