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SY Kingsbarn

Variety Overview

End-use group: Six-row feed, Hybrid

Market options: Livestock Feed

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types and performs well even on marginal land

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions, particularly in the East and West

Sowing rate: Approx 200 seeds/m2 in good conditions 

Key features: SY KINGSBARN is the market-leading hybrid barley variety with a proven track record of performance. SY KINGSBARN is easy to grow and is a popular choice for all regions based on the winning combination of high yield, great grain quality and good all-round agronomics. Our trials have shown that SY KINGSBARN is a competitive variety that is good for suppressing black-grass, brome and ryegrass. SY KINGSBARN is our flagship variety for good reason.

 

Key Performance Statistics

We've compared SY KINGSBARN and KWS Orwell on the AHDB Recommended List 2021/22 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in. 

 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

SY KINGSBARN

85

107.1

107

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) 

SY KINGSBARN

69.7

1.8

7.0

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

SY KINGSBARN

7

5

6

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 +/- Orwell, -ve = earlier)

SY KINGSBARN 

7

113

103

0

KWS Orwell

8

89

86

0
 

Breeding Insight

SY KINGSBARN is the next step forward in hybrid technology. This variety combines increased yield with improved agronomics: it’s a great package.

Paul Roche

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