Cereal Seeds – Barley

 

The most recent seed recommendations from the Irish Department of Agriculture are

Winter Barley 2016

Agronomic & Quality Characteristics* Recommended Provisionally Recommended
Kws Cassia Kws Tower Leibniz Volume Kws Infinity Quadra
Relative Yield ¨ 98 103 102 109 102 110
Varietal Type 2R 2R 6R 6R (H) 2R 6R (H)
Straw Height (cm) 91.2 90.9 108.8 104.8 88.9 103.5
Resistance to Lodging 7 7 6 6 (7) (7)
Straw Breakdown 6 6 4 4 (6) (5)
Earliness of ripening 6 6 6 7 (6) (7)
Resistance to:
Mildew 5 6 6 6 (6) (6)
Rhynchosporium 4 6 7 7 (7) (7)
Brown Rust 7 6 3 6 (7) (6)
Net Blotch 7 6 7 7 (7) (7)
Grain quality:
1000 grain weight (g) 60.3 62.7 52.9 46.7 61.5 49.1
Hectolitre weight (kg/hl) 69.8 67.5 65.7 67.2 67.9 67.5
Year First Listed 2011 2015 2010 2012 20126 2016

Variety no longer listed: Saffron
* Based on trial results from 2013, 2014and 2015

¨ Yields are expressed as a percentage of the mean of Leibniz & KWS Cassia. (100 = 10.3  t/ha @ 15% moisture content)

( ) Limited Data.

Notes On Varieties

Recommended

Kws Cassia:  A moderately early maturing British feed variety with high yield potential. Short straw with good resistance to lodging and moderate resistance to straw breakdown. Moderately susceptible to mildew and susceptible to Rhynchosporium. Good resistance to brown rust and net blotch. Very good grain quality with a very good hectolitre weight.

  • Cross: (Eden x Carat) x Saffron
  • Breeder/Agent: Saaten Union, Goldcrop Ltd.

Kws Cassia:  A moderately early maturing British feed variety with high yield potential. Short straw with good resistance to lodging and moderate resistance to straw breakdown. Moderately resistant to mildew, Rhynchosporium, brown rust and net blotch. Large grain size with good grain quality.

• Cross: Saffron X Retriever
• Breeder/Agent: KWS UK, Goldcrop Ltd

Leibniz: A conventional six-row German feed variety with high yield potential. Long straw with good resistance to lodging and susceptible to straw breakdown. Moderately resistant to mildew with good resistance to Rhynchosporium and net blotch. Very susceptible to brown rust. Moderate grain quality with a reasonable hectolitre weight.

  • Cross: LP 6-936 X BCym 5
  • Breeder/Agent: KWS Lochow, Seed Technology Ltd.

Volume: An early maturing hybrid six-row British feed variety with very high yield potential. Long straw with moderate resistance to lodging. Susceptible to straw breakdown. Moderately resistant to mildew and brown rust. Good resistance to Rhynchosporium and net blotch. Small grain size with a good hectolitre weight.

  • Cross: F1 Hybrid
  • Breeder/Agent: Syngenta Seeds Ltd, Seed Technology Ltd.

Provisionally Recommended

Kws Infinity: A moderately early maturing British feed variety with high yield potential. Short straw with good resistance to lodging and moderate resistance to straw breakdown. Moderately resistant to mildew and good resistance to Rhynchosporium, brown rust and net blotch. Large grain size with good grain quality.

  • Cross: KWS Cassia X Retriever
  • Breeder/Agent: KWS UK, Goldcrop Ltd

Quadra: An early maturing hybrid six-row British feed variety with very high yield potential. Long straw with good resistance to lodging. Moderately susceptible to straw breakdown. Moderately resistant brown rust. Good resistance to mildew, Rhynchosporium and net blotch. Small grain size with a good hectolitre weight.

  • Cross: F1 Hybrid
  • Breeder/Agent: Syngenta Seeds Ltd, Seed Technology Ltd

Spring Barley 2016

Agronomic &
Quality Characteristics*
Recommended Provisionally recommended
Frontier KWS IRINA  Mickle Propino Sanette Sy Taberna Paustian Soldo
Relative yield ¨ 97 102 101 99 101 99 99 98
Straw height 62.1 67.5 65.0 75.4 68.0 76.2 70.8 69.3
Resistance to lodging 5 7 7 5 7 7 6 6
Straw breakdown 5 7 6 5 5 5 6 5
Earliness of ripening 7 6 7 6 5 5 5 7
Resistance to:
Mildew 4 8 5 6 8 7 8 8
Rhynchosporium 5 6 7 6 7 7 7 6
Brown Rust 6 6 5 5 5 6 7 7
Net Blotch 7 8 7 5 7 6 6 7
Quality:
1,000 grain wt.  (g) 50.7 49.9 49.8 52.3 50.4 50.2 50.0 53.3
Hectolitre wt.  (kg/hl) 66.6 64.3 67.2 66.7 65.9 68.0 66.7 66.9
Screenings% (<2.2 mm) 3.3 3.5 2.6 1.7 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.8
Year First Listed 2005 2014 2013 2011 2014 2012 2015 2014

* Based on trial results from 2013, 2014 and 2015.

• Yields are expressed as a percentage of the mean of Propino and Mickle
(100 = 8.5 t/ha @ 15% moisture content)

Notes On Spring Barley Varieties

Recommended

Frontier: A Danish variety with short straw. Moderately susceptible to lodging and straw breakdown, susceptible to mildew and moderately susceptible to Rhynchosporium. Moderately resistant to brown rust and good resistance to net blotch.

  • Cross: (Tavern) x [Annabell x (Lux x Ferment)]
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: Sejet, Goldcrop Ltd.

Kws Irina: A German variety with very high yield potential. Moderately short straw with good resistance to lodging and straw breakdown. Very good resistance to mildew and net blotch, moderate resistance to brown rust and Rhynchosporium.

  • Cross: (Conchita x Quench)
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: KWS Lochow GMBH, Seed Technology Ltd

Mickle: A British variety with very high yield potential. Moderately short straw with good resistance to lodging and moderate susceptibility to straw breakdown. Moderately susceptible to mildew and brown rust, good resistance to Rhynchosporium and moderate resistance to net blotch.

  • Cross: (Propino x  Snakebite)
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: Syngenta Seeds Ltd, Seed Technology Ltd.

Propino: A British variety with very high yield potential. Moderately tall straw with moderate susceptibility to lodging and straw breakdown. Moderately resistant to mildew, Rhynchosporium and net blotch. Moderately susceptible to brown rust. Large grain size.

  • Cross: (Quench x NFC Tipple)
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: Syngenta Seeds Ltd, Seed Technology Ltd.

Sanetta: A British variety with very high yield potential. Moderately short straw with good resistance to lodging and moderate susceptibility to straw breakdown. Very good resistance to mildew, good resistance to net blotch and Rhynchosporium and moderate susceptibility to brown rust.

  • Cross: (Sumit x Yard)
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: Syngenta Seeds Ltd, Seed Technology Ltd.

Sy Taberna:  A British variety with high yield potential. Moderately tall straw with good resistance to lodging and moderate susceptibility to straw breakdown. Good resistance to mildew and Rhynchosporium and moderate resistance to brown rust and net blotch. Consistently has the best KPH on the RL.

  • Cross: (Quench x Taphouse)
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: Syngenta Seeds Ltd, Seed Technology Ltd.

Provisionally Recommended
Paustian:  A Danish variety with high yield potential. Moderately short straw with moderate resistance to lodging and straw breakdown. Very good resistance to mildew and good resistance to Rhynchosporium and brown rust. Moderate resistance to net blotch.

  • Cross: (Zeppelin x Propino).
  • Breeder/Irl Agent: Sejet, Goldcrop Ltd.

Soldo:  An early maturing German variety with high yield potential. Moderately short straw with moderate resistance to lodging and moderate susceptibility to straw breakdown. Very good resistance to mildew and good resistance to net blotch and brown rust, with moderate resistance to Rhynchosporium. Large grain size.

    • Cross: [(NFC Tipple x Braemar) x NFC 401-17]..
    • Breeder/Irl Agent: Nordsaat, Goldcrop Ltd.