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Fairing spring barley

Variety Overview

End-use group: Grain Distilling

Market options: UK, Full MBC Approval (Grain Distilling)

Regional positioning: Bred for Scotland but with increasing contracts in England

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Agronomics: The earliest maturing variety on the AHDB RL 2021

Parentage: 409-201 x 144-02-4

Key features: FAIRING is a spring malting barley with Full MBC Approval for Grain Distilling. It was specifically bred for this market and has high grain nitrogen content required for the end use. Agronomically, it has excellent resistance to wet weather diseases and is the earliest spring barley to mature on the AHDB Recommended List 2020/21.

 

Key Performance Statistics

We've shared the AHDB Recommended List 2021/22 statistics we think you might be interested in.

 

Agronomic features

 

Resistance to lodging

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(1-9)

Ripening

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

Resistance to brackling

(1-9)

 FAIRING 

7

72

-1

8

 

 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

 FAIRING 

84

93

92

95

92

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Hot Water Extract

 FAIRING 

68.2

1.1

2.8

[308.2]

[ ] = limited data

 

Disease profile 
 

 

Mildew

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium

(1-9)

 FAIRING

846

Breeding Insight

FAIRING was specifically bred for the Scottish grain distilling market. It is now a popular variety in England, due to significant contracts available. It has very high grain N and big bold grain, with low screenings and high specific weight.

Kathryn Hamlen

Kath Hamlen

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