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Craft winter barley
Craft winter barley

Variety Overview

Market options: Full MBC Approval for Brewing

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions

Agronomics: Robust disease profile, with no rating below a 6

Parentage: SY 208-56 x SY Venture 

Key features: CRAFT is a very high-yielding winter malting barley which received Full MBC Approval for Brewing in May 2018. It brings improved agronomics and outstanding grain quality and is in strong demand from end users. 

 

 

 

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.

 

Agronomic features

 

Resistance to lodging (1-9)

Height without PGR (cm)

Height with PGR (cm)

Ripening (days +/- KWS Orwell, -ve = earlier)

CRAFT

8

93

89

+1

Electrum

 

79591-1

 

Yield

 

Untreated yield*

Treated yield UK*

Eastern yield*

Western yield*

Northern yield*

CRAFT

76

95.7

96

95

96

Electrum

77

96.7

97

96

96

* % treated control 

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight (kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25 mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5 mm)

Nitrogen content (%)

Hot water extract 

(l deg/kg)

CRAFT

69.5

2.1

6.6

1.67

308.0

Electrum

69.2

2.3

6.8

1.69

305.0

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew (1-9)

Brown rust (1-9)

Rhynchosporium (1-9)

Net blotch (1-9)

BaYMV

CRAFT

6

6

6

6

R

Electrum

6

6

7

6

R

 

Breeding Insight

CRAFT is a step forward over SY VENTURE - higher yielding with bigger, bolder grain. CRAFT has Full MBC Approval for Brewing and has strong support from end users. Contracts are widely available.

Tracy Creasy

Tracy Creasy

Agronomy Insights

CRAFT has consistent yields across all regions and can be grown anywhere in the UK

CRAFT has red pigmentation and the awns and grain will appear red at and after flowering

CRAFT leads the winter malting barleys in resistance to lodging. It has relatively short untreated straw and responds well to PGRs

It has a resistance rating of 6 for all major foliar diseases

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