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ELECTRUM was added to the AHDB Recommended List 2018/19 and is the highest yielding winter malting barley. ELECTRUM delivers and oustanding combination of yield, quality and early maturity. It has Provisonal MBC Approval and is currently going through commercial evaluation with strong interest from end-users. 

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 +/- KWS Orwell, -ve = earlier)

 ELECTRUM 

7

93

90

-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 

80

97

98

97

95

SY Craft

77

97

97

96

97

SY Venture

69

94

94

94

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 (%)

 ELECTRUM 

69.5

2.4

6.6

1.66

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]

6

6

5

R

Craft

6

[8]

6

6

6

R

SY Venture

6

8

6

5

5

R

[ ] = limited data