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Fairing spring barley

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

Fairing spring barley

Variety summary

End-use group: Grain Distilling

Market options: UK, Provisional IBD approval (Grain Distilling)

Regional positioning: Scotland

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Agronomics: The earliest maturing variety on the AHDB RL 2017

Parentage: 409-201 x 144-02-4

Breeding insights

"This Spring Barley was specifically bred for the Scottish grain distilling market, and has the right quality and agronomics to fit the bill. For quality, FAIRING has inherently very high grain N and big grain, with low screenings and high specific weight. Agronomically, FAIRING is the earliest maturing variety on the AHDB Recommended List, and has the highest resistance to Rhynchosporium available, both very useful attributes for Scottish growers."
- Kathryn Hamlen

Kath Hamlen

Variety overview

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

 

Agronomic features

 

Lodging

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(1-9)

Ripening

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

Resistance to brackling

Fairing

7

74

-2

7

Olympus

7

75

0

6

Belgravia

6

80

0

7

[ ] = limited data

 

Yield

  Untreated Yield* Treated Yield* Eastern Yield* Western Yield* Northern Yield*
Fairing 84 97 97 98 96
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

Fairing

68.2

1.0

2.6

1.50

311.0

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)

Fairing

[8]

[9]

[3]

8

7

Olympus

9

[8]

5

6

7

Belgravia

[8]

8

6

5

6

[ ] = limited data

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Fungicides

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Wheat Crop with PGR

PGRs

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Black grass

Herbicides

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Insecticides

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