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ELECTRUM was newly added to the AHDB Recommended List 2018/19 and tops the two-row malting barleys as the highest yielding variety.

Variety Summary

Market options: Provisional MBC approval for brewing

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions

Agronomics: Robust disease profile

Parentage: SY208-56 x SY208-59

Variety Overview

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2019 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 +/- Orwell, -ve = earlier)

 ELECTRUM 

79390-1

SY Craft

8

90

88

0

SY Venture

7

87

84

0

 

Yield

 

Untreated yield*

Fungicide treated yield UK*

Eastern yield*

Western yield*

Northern yield*

 ELECTRUM 

8097989795

SY Craft

77

97

97

96

97

SY Venture

69

94

94

94

94

* % 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 (%)

 ELECTRUM 

69.52.46.61.66

SY Craft

69.3

2.1

6.8

1.63

SY Venture

70.0

3.7

12.2

1.62

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew

(1-9)

Yellow rust

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium

(1-9)

Net blotch

(1-9)

BaYMV

 ELECTRUM 

6[8]665R

Craft

6

[8]

6

6

6

R

SY Venture

6

8

6

5

5

R

[ ] = limited data