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Laureate spring barley

Variety Overview

End-use group: Full MBC Approval for Brewing and Distilling

Market options: MBC Approval for Brewing and Distilling. Contracts available across England and Scotland. 

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Agronomics: Strong disease profile

Parentage: Sanette x Concerto 

Key features: LAUREATE is a high yielding spring barley with full approval for brewing and malt distilling. This non-GN variety was the most widely grown spring malting barley in Scotland for harvest 2019 and was a major variety in England for harvest 2020.

 

 

Key Performance Statistics

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2021/22 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in. Download the variety sheet for some more in depth information you can carry with you everywhere.

 

Agronomic features

 

Resistance to lodging

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(1-9)

Ripening

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

Resistance to brackling

(1-9)

LAUREATE 

7

70

+1

8

RGT Planet 

7

73

0

8

LG Diablo

7

72

+2

8

 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

LAUREATE

93

101.1

102

102

100

RGT Planet

91

99.5

99

100

99

LG Diablo

94

102.1

103

100

103

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content

Hot Water Extract

LAUREATE 

66.3

1.6

3.8

1.51

314.2

RGT Planet

67.8

1.4

3.8

1.51

313.9

LG Diablo

66.9

1.6

3.9

1.48

314.1

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

LAUREATE

9

5

6

RGT Planet

9

5

5

LG Diablo

9

5

5

[ ] = limited data

Breeding Insight

LAUREATE is the leading spring barley variety in the UK. It has full MBC Approval for both Brewing and Distilling. It is the mainstay of the distilling industry and a leading variety in the brewing sector. LAUREATE has shown outstanding consistency over very different growing seasons and has consistently performed for both growers and end-users.

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Tracy Creasy

The story of Laureate

 

Have you ever wondered how the varieties in your field end up in your whisky or beer? Watch this video to see how the variety Laureate was bred and how it finds its way to a drink near you!

 

 

 

Agronomy Insights

Relatively short variety with good resistance to lodging and brackling

An appropriate PGR programme should be applied in higher risk scenarios such as high seed rates in late drilled situations

Moderate maturity, earlier than LG Diablo

Excellent combination of robust disease resistance against all major foliar diseases and high untreated yield making LAUREATE an easy to manage variety

Source: AHDB RL 2021

LAUREATE for Brewing and Malt Distilling

LAUREATE can be grown for both brewing and malt distilling, but these two markets require a different % grain N in order to make either beer or whisky.

It is important to know which market your grain is going to, so you can tailor your nitrogen inputs and achieve the right specification for the market you are growing for.

 

 

Get the most from your variety

Fungicides

Tailor your fungicide programme to your variety

Barley trial showing different crop heights

PGRs

Growth regulation advice for your variety

Herbicides

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Orange Blossom Midge on Barley

Insecticides

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