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Propino spring barley

Variety Overview

End-use group: PROPINO is no longer MBC approved, although some maltsters will accept it, please check local maltsters for acceptability. Still a good option on farm for feed.

Market options: Some maltsters (check for acceptance), export and feed

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Agronomics: Robust disease profile and early maturity

Parentage: Quench x NFC Tipple

Key features: PROPINO is a spring barley that has been on the Recommended List since 2010 and until recently was the mainstay of the brewing market. PROPINO no longer has MBC Approval, but is still popular with growers for its consistency on farm.

 

 

Key Performance Statistics

PROPINO is no longer on the AHDB Recommended List 2022. We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2021 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

 

Ripening

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

Resistance to brackling

(1-9)

 PROPINO 

7

75

0

8

RGT Planet 

7

73

0

8

Laureate

7

70

+1

8

 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

 PROPINO 

82

95.1

94

96

95

RGT Planet

91

99.5

99

100

99

Laureate

93

101.1

102

102

100

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content

Hot Water Extract

 PROPINO 

68.1

1.0

2.2

1.60

311.1

RGT Planet

67.8

1.4

3.8

1.51

313.9

Laureate

66.3

1.6

3.8

1.51

314.2

 

Disease profile

 

    Mildew     

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

PROPINO

6

5

5

RGT Planet

9

5

5

Laureate

9

5

6

 

Breeding Insight

PROPINO has been the mainstay of the English brewing market for the past ten years. It is consistent, tried and trusted. Many growers still like it and it still has its place. It is no longer MBC Approved, and growers may want to look to move to LAUREATE, or the newer provisionally approved varieties SY TUNGSTEN and SY SPLENDOR.

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Tracy Creasy

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Rhynchosporium on Barley

Fungicides

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Barley trial showing different crop heights

PGRs

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Herbicides

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Orange Blossom Midge on Barley

Insecticides

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