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Spring Barley

Syngenta has invested heavily into its spring barley breeding programme, producing tried and trusted varieties such as PROPINO which has been on the Recommended List for 7 years 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 suitable for brewing and distilling, demonstrating high yields and an...

Fairing spring barley
AHDB Recommended


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

Scholar spring barley
AHDB Recommended


SCHOLAR is a very high yielding feed spring barley. It has a strong disease profile,...

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