The AHDB Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) publications provide variety-performance data. With information on yield and quality, agronomic features and market options, use these variety-specific highlights (alongside the main RL) to identify promising varieties for your farm.
Winter barley 2022/23
Comments for new varieties (RL 2022/23)
Lightning is a high-yielding, two-row feed variety recommended for the UK. It has performed well across all regions. Lightning has given high yields in untreated UK trials (88%) and has high resistance to mildew (7) and brown rust (8). This variety has moderate straw strength.
LG Dazzle is a high-yielding, two-row feed variety recommended for the UK. This short-strawed variety has given high untreated yields (87%). It has a very high yield potential on heavier soils. LG Dazzle has high resistance to brown rust (8) and rhynchosporium (7), but limited data suggests it is susceptible to net blotch.
SY Canyon is a very high-yielding six-row hybrid variety recommended for the UK. It has a very high specific weight (71.2 kg/hl), the highest for a six-row variety on the 2022/23 Recommended List. This relatively early-maturing variety has performed well across all regions and soil types. SY Canyon has given high untreated yields in UK trials (89%) and has high resistance to mildew (8). It is a relatively tall variety with moderate straw strength, which needs careful management.
KWS Feeris is a six-row (non-hybrid) feed variety, with a specific recommendation for the UK for its tolerance to Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV). It has a high yield potential in the West region of 105% (based on limited data). KWS Feeris is susceptible to mildew, but has good grain quality, with low screenings.
Varieties no longer listed: KWS Tower, Libra and SY Baracooda.
Full variety-specific comments are published in January/February.