SY VENTURE was the main stay of the winter malt market for the last five years and still has good support both on farm and with end users. SY VENTURE has full MBC Approval for Brewing and remains popular in the south.
Market options: Full MBC approval for brewing
Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types
Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions
Agronomics: Good overall disease profile and high specific weight
Parentage: DH9525-42 x Retriever
"This winter malting barley has Full MBC approval for brewing and is accepted by all English maltsters in the UK, there is strong demand in the market for this variety as it makes up a large percentage of the winter barley purchases for malting. SY Venture has a high specific weight, good straw and moderate maturity."
- Kathryn Hamlen
We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2020/21 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in.
Resistance to lodging (1-9)
Height without PGR (cm)
Height with PGR (cm)
Ripening (days +/- KWS Orwell, -ve = earlier)
Fungicide treated yield UK*
* % treated control
Specific Weight (kg/hl)
Screenings (% through 2.25 mm)
Screenings (% through 2.5 mm)
Nitrogen content (%)
Yellow rust (1-9)
Brown rust (1-9)
Net blotch (1-9)
[ ] = limited data