Spring Barley

Seedtech are proud to hold the strongest postition on the 2017 Spring Barley Irish Recommended List with 80% of the varieties from the Seedtech stable. When choosing a Spring Barley variety characteristics such as grain yield, straw yield and a good specific weight are important factors to consider. Other criteria such as resistance to lodging and good disease resistance – making for ease of management – will also influence variety choice.

Available Spring Barley Varieties

  • Seedtech

                                                                                Mickle Seed availability 20%
    THE NO 1 SPRING FEED BARLEY FOR IRISH GROWER

    » Mickle has the best bushel and excellent straw
    characteristics on the spring barley DAFM Rec List 2017
    » Excellent resistance to Rhynchosporium and benefits from
    a good, early disease programme
    » Earliest spring barley variety currently available which is a
    major bonus if drilling is delayed

  • Seedtech

                                                                            KWS Irina Seed availability 8%
    RELIABLY HIGH YIELDS WITH EXCELLENT DISEASE RESISTANCE
    AND STRAW STRENGTH

    » Highest yielding fully recommended variety on the
    DAFM RL 2017
    » Excellent overall disease resistance, especially Net Blotch.
    Suits early drilling where disease pressure is high or where
    stubbles were diseased over-winter
    » Excellent straw characteristics suiting high fertility sites and
    first rotation feed situations

  • Seedtech

                                                                            Propino Seed availability 7%
    DUAL PURPOSE MALT/FEED VARIETY

    » Propino is a dual-purpose variety with the lowest screenings
    on the DAFM Rec List 2017
    » Excellent grain quality, which has ensured its delivery to the
    feed and malt industry over a long number of years
    » Tall variety which needs a robust fungicide programme to
    deliver its full potential
    » Choose for grain quality and consistent performance

  • Seedtech

                                                                              Laureate Seed availability 6%
    A NEW STANDARD FOR THE BREWING AND DISTILLING INDUSTRY

    » First malting barley that successfully combines the ‘zero GN’
    trait with excellent yields, grain quality and disease resistance
    » Highest yielding non GN variety, with low screenings and
    best overall disease rating on the DAFM Rec malting List

  • Seedtech

                                                                           Olympus Seed availability 5%
    SPECIALLY SELECTED FOR THE DISTILLING INDUSTRY

    » Non-GN variety with good grain quality, good specific weight
    and low screenings, combined with a high grain nitrogen
    making it very suitable for the distilling industry
    » Very good resistance to all diseases making it a consistent
    performer on farm but needs management to prevent lodging
    in high fertility situations