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Dioptric spring barley

DIOPTRIC is new to the 2017 AHDB Recommended List for the North Region and currently under test by the IBD for Grain Distilling. The variety demonstrates excellent yields in the North and a strong overall disease profile.

Variety summary

End-use group: Grain Distilling

Market Options: Under test by IBD for Grain Distilling

Regional positioning: Scotland

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Agronomics: High specific weight and a good disease profile

Parentage: Scholar x Overture

Breeding insights

"Spring barley recently added to the AHDB Recommended List. Specialist variety for the Scottish Grain Distill market. In the IBD process for malt approvals – grain distilling only."
-Tracy Creasy

Tracy Creasy

Variety overview

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

 

Agronomic features

 

Lodging

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(1-9)

Ripening

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

Resistance to brackling

Dioptric

7

72

0

8

 Olympus 

7

75

0

6

 Belgravia 

7

80

0

7

[ ] = limited data

 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

Dioptric

90

104

102

102

106

Olympus

86

102

101

102

103

Belgravia

79

93

-

-

91

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content

Hot Water Extract

Dioptric

68.2

3.0

7.6

1.37

314.6

 Olympus 

66.4

2.3

5.7

1.47

312.3

 Belgravia 

68.2

2.1

5.1

-

-

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Yellow rust

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

Ramularia

(1-9)

Dioptric

[9]

[6]

5

6

8

Olympus

0

[8]

5

6

7

Belgravia

[8]

8

6

5

6

[ ] = limited data

 

Get the most from your variety

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Fungicides

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PGRs

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Herbicides

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Insecticides

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