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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. It brings improved agronomics and outstanding grain quality and is in strong demand from end users. 

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 couple varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2020/21 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

89

87

0

SY Venture

7

86

82

0

 

Yield

 

Untreated yield*

Treated yield UK*

Eastern yield*

Western yield*

Northern yield*

CRAFT

77

96

96

96

97

SY Venture

67

92

93

91

94

* % treated control (UK = 9.9 t/ha, East = 9.9 t/ha, West = 9.9 t/ha & North = 9.8 t/ha) 

 

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

69.4

1.9

6.4

1.66

307.8

SY Venture

70.0

3.5

11.7

1.64

305.8

 

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

8

6

5

4

R

[ ] = limited data

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PGRs

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