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Craft winter barley

CRAFT is a very high yielding winter malting barley which received Full MBC Approval for Brewing in May 2018!

Craft winter barley

Variety summary

Market options: Full MBC Approval

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 

Breeding insights

"CRAFT is a step forward over SY Venture - higher yielding with bigger, bolder grain. CRAFT now has Full MBC Approval for brewing and has strong support from end-users; contracts are already in place."
- Tracy Creasy

Tracy Creasy

Variety overview

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2018 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in.

 

Yield

 

Untreated yield*

Fungicide treated yield UK*

Eastern yield*

Western yield*

Northern yield*

CRAFT

79

98

98

97

98

SY Venture

72

95

95

94

94

Talisman

77

95

96

93

95

* % treated control (UK = 9.6 t/ha, East = 9.6 t/ha, West = 9.6 t/ha & North = 9.4 t/ha) 

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight (kg/hl)

Screenings (% through 2.25 mm)

Screenings (% through 2.5 mm)

Nitrogen content (%)

CRAFT

69.0

1.5

4.7

1.61

SY Venture

69.8

3.3

10.4

1.60

Talisman

67.2

3.6

11.0

1.63

 

Agronomic features

 

Resistance to lodging  (1-9)

Height without PGR (cm)

Height with PGR (cm)

Ripening (days +/- Cassata, -ve = earlier)

CRAFT

8

92

89

0

SY Venture

7

86

84

0

Talisman

6

97

96

-1

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew (1-9)

Yellow rust (1-9)

Brown rust (1-9)

Rhynchosporium (1-9)

Net blotch (1-9)

BaYMV

CRAFT

6

[8]

6

6

6

R

SY Venture

6

[7]

6

4

5

R

Talisman

6

[9]

7

6

5

R

[ ] = limited data

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