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ELECTRUM is 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 2018/19 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*

 ELECTRUM 

83989910094

Craft

79

98

98

97

98

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 (%)

 ELECTRUM 

69.21.52.41.64

Craft

69.0

1.5

4.7

1.61

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)

 ELECTRUM 

79390-2

Craft

8

92

89

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

 ELECTRUM 

6[8]665R

Craft

6

[8]

6

6

6

R

Talisman

6

[9]

7

6

5

R

[ ] = limited data