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Hyvido Libra

LIBRA is a new hybrid barley candidate variety in AHDB Recommended List trials.


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

Breeding insights

"The variety should offer growers the best opportunity to combine outstanding specific weight with high yield potential."
- Paul Roche

Paul Roche

Variety overview

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List Candidate Trials 2017 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in.


Agronomic features


Lodging % (UT)

Lodging % (T)




(days +/- Cassata, -ve = earlier)

HYVIDO Libra41103-1
HYVIDO Volume53100-1
KWS Glacier7678-1

[ ] = limited data



 Untreated Yield*Treated Yield*
HYVIDO Libra[87]105
HYVIDO Volume87107
KWS Glacier81102

* % treated control


Grain quality


Specific Weight


HYVIDO Libra69.9
HYVIDO Volume66.8
KWS Glacier68.2


Disease profile




Brown rust




Net blotch


HYVIDO Libra4565
HYVIDO Volume5576
KWS Glacier3747

[ ] = limited data