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BELMONT remains a high yielding hybrid barley option on the AHDB Recommended List 2021/22, particularly in the west. 

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

Sowing rate: 200 seeds per m2

Variety Summary

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

[ ] = 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)

BELMONT

7

112

105

0

KWS Orwell

8

89

86

0