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ELECTRUM now has MBC Approval for Brewing and was added to the AHDB Recommended List 2018/19. It is the highest yielding winter malting barley. ELECTRUM delivers and oustanding combination of yield, quality and early maturity. Its new MBC Approval is an important milestone as it continues to have strong interest from end-users. 

Variety Summary

Market options: 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

ELECTRUM gains MBC Approval for Brewing

ELECTRUM is the latest malting barley from the Syngenta breeding program to achieve Full MBC Approval for Brewing for harvest 2021. This is an important milestone for the highest-yielding winter malting barley variety on the AHDB Recommended List. Alongside very early matuirty and great agronomics, low screenings, good nitrogen and HWE makes it an attractive variety for the maltster too.

Variety Overview

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)

 ELECTRUM 

7

95

91

-1

Craft

8

93

89

+1

SY Venture

7

88

84

0

 

Yield

 

Untreated yield*

Treated yield UK*

Eastern yield*

Western yield*

Northern yield*

 ELECTRUM 

77

96.7

97

96

96

Craft

76

95.7

96

95

96

SY Venture

67

92.5

93

92

94

* % treated control 

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight (kg/hl)

Screenings (% through 2.25 mm)

Screenings (% through 2.5 mm)

Nitrogen content (%)

Hot water extract

 ELECTRUM 

69.2

2.3

6.8

1.69

305.0

Craft

69.5

2.1

6.6

1.67

308.0

SY Venture

69.9

3.6

11.8

1.66

304.9

 

Disease profile

 

Mildew

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium

(1-9)

Net blotch

(1-9)

BaYMV

 ELECTRUM 

6

6

7

6

R

Craft

6

6

6

6

R

SY Venture

5

6

5

5

R

[ ] = limited data