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Spring Barley

Syngenta has invested heavily into its spring barley breeding programme, producing tried and trust varieties such as Propino and exciting new varieties like Laureate. Click on the links below to find out more information on each of the varieties.

Propino spring barley
AHDB Recommended


PROPINO is a spring malting barley that has been on the Recommended List since 2010...

Laureate spring barley
AHDB Recommended


LAUREATE is a very high yielding spring malting barley with an excellent disease and...

Fairing spring barley
AHDB Recommended


FAIRING is a spring malting barley with Provisional IBD approval for Grain Distilling...

Dioptric spring barley
AHDB Recommended - North


DIOPTRIC is new to the 2017 AHDB Recommended List for the North Region and currently...

Scholar spring barley
AHDB Recommended


SCHOLAR is a very high yielding feed spring barley on the AHDB Recommended List 2017....

Meet the breeder - Sylvain Chombart

“I joined Syngenta in October 2016 so I am the newest breeder! The standard of commercialised varieties increases every year so we are already seeking the outstanding variety for tomorrow. We look at adapting the breeding programme to offer the best solution for future markets.”

Sylvain Chombart