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Fairing spring barley

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.

Variety summary

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 2019

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. There are increasing numbers of contracts available in England. 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 very high resistance to Rhynchosporium available, both very useful attributes for Scottish growers."
- Kathryn...

Kath Hamlen

Variety Overview

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

[ ] = limited data

 

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]

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

FAIRING

8

4

6

[ ] = limited data

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