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Laureate spring barley

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.

Variety summary

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 

Breeding insights

"Laureate has strong support from end-users with multiple contracts available for brewing and distilling. It is the highest yielding Fully Approved non-gn variety on the Recommended List"
-Tracy Creasy

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!

Variety Overview

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

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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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Orange Blossom Midge on Barley

Insecticides

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