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Scholar spring barley

SCHOLAR is a very high yielding feed spring barley on the AHDB Recommended List 2017. It has a strong disease profile, excellent straw characteristics and a high specific weight.

Variety summary

End-use group: Feed

Market Options: UK market

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions 

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Agronomics: Very high yields and excellent specific weight

Parentage: Summit x SJ56065

Breeding insights

"A feed spring barley with good straw and agronomic characteristics. Scholar is an easy to grow, high yielding barn filler. The best spring feed barley with the strongest disease profile."
-Tracy Creasy

Tracy Creasy

Variety overview

A feed spring barley with good straw and agronomic characteristics. Scholar is an easy to grow, high yielding barn filler. The best spring feed barley with the strongest disease profile.

 

Agronomic features

                

Lodging

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(1-9)

Ripening

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

Resistance to brackling

 Scholar 

7

69

0

9

 Ovation 

7

73

0

7

 Hacker 

7

75

-1

8

 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

Scholar

89

104

103

103

105

Ovation

84

104

106

102

104

Hacker

87

100

99

102

100

 % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content

Hot Water Extract

 Scholar 

68.2

2.1

6.4

[1.41]

310.9

 Ovation 

66.1

1.6

4.3

1.38

312.9

 Hacker 

69.7

1.7

4.0

1.47

314.3

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew 

(1-9)

Yellow rust

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

Ramularia

(1-9)

Scholar

9

[9]

5

6

8

Ovation

[8]

[6]

4

6

5

Hacker

[9]

[5]

5

6

7

[ ] = limited data