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.
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
"The hybrid barley variety with high yields 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
We've compared Belfry and KWS Orwell on the AHDB Recommended List 2019 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.
Resistance to lodging
Straw height without PGR
Straw height with PGR
(days +/- Orwell, -ve = earlier)
|Untreated Yield*||Treated Yield*||Eastern Yield*||Western Yield*||Northern Yield*|
* % treated control
(% through 2.25mm)
(% through 2.5mm)
[ ] = limited data