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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

Sowing rate: 200 seeds/m2

Key features: BELMONT is the UK’s number 1 variety for yield for the fourth consecutive year and has a proven track record of high performance on farm. This variety will have a special appeal to growers in the East who are pushing for the highest yields available and is especially strong on light land. BELMONT has also proven to be a good choice for farms where grass weeds, like black-grass, are an issue.

 

 

Key Performance Statistics

We've compared BELMONT and KWS Orwell on the AHDB Recommended List 2021/22 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*

BELMONT

76

107.4

108

107

107

KWS Orwell

80

102.0

102

102

101

* % treated control

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

BELMONT

68.7

2.8

9.6

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

BELMONT

5

4

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)

BELMONT

7

112

105

0

KWS Orwell

8

89

86

0
 

 

Breeding Insight

BELMONT is an exceptional variety that offers best in-class yields. BELMONT will have a special appeal to barley growers looking for a reliable variety that will perform in black-grass areas.

Sarah Hughes

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