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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: 200 seeds per m2

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 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

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

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.

Sarah Hughes

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