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Variety Overview

End-use group: Brewing

Market options: Under MBC evaluation for brewing

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Regional positioning: Strong consistent performance in all regions

Agronomics: Good resistance to lodging with excellent brackling with moderate maturity

Parentage: Octavia x Dioptric

Key features: SY SPLENDOR was new to the AHDB Recommended List 2020/21. It is a potential new brewing variety with stiff straw and good agronomics as well as very high grain quality making it a valuable addition to the brewing market.

 

 

Key Performance Statistics

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2022 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 +/- RGT Planet, -ve = earlier)

Resistance to brackling

(1-9)

 SY SPLENDOR 

7

72

+1

9

RGT Planet 

7

72

0

8

Laureate

6

69

+1

8

 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

 SY SPLENDOR 

90

102.0

102

102

102

RGT Planet

90

98.6

99

99

99

Laureate

94

102.1

102

103

102

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content

Hot Water Extract

 SY SPLENDOR 

68.1

1.4

3.6

1.55

313.6

RGT Planet

68.0

1.2

3.1

1.56

313.3

Laureate

66.6

1.3

3.1

1.54

313.8

 

Disease profile

 

    Mildew     

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

SY SPLENDOR

9

3

[4]

RGT Planet

8

5

5

Laureate

9

5

5

[ ] = limited data

 

Breeding Insight

SY SPLENDOR looks very promising. We identified it early due to its excellent malting quality and it is undergoing large scale testing from grain produced in H2020. SY SPLENDOR has 2 years to complete industrial pilots and should have MBC Approval by June 2022.

Kathryn Hamlen

Kath Hamlen

Agronomy Insights

Excellent straw strength and grain quality

Excellent grain quality, stiff straw, very high resistance to brackling

SY SPLENDOR has shown resilience across a range of years and regions always delivering the top yields

Source: AHDB RL 2021

SY SPLENDOR and Consistency

SY SPLENDOR has very high grain quality and straw strength, making it a valuable addition to the brewing market.

In high potential areas, the risk of lodging is increased, and straw strength is becoming increasingly important as many of the highest yielding varieties have lower resistance to lodging.

High specific weight and low screenings from SY SPLENDOR are excellent attributes in the malting process, ensuring high alcohol production for the end users.

 

 

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