Winter Barley

Seedtech's range of Winter Barley extends from being the exclusive distributor of Hybrid Barley in Ireland, to offering KWS Kosmos, a conventional 6 row that is the highest yielding conventional variety on the market.

Belfry and Bazooka Hybrid Barley top the 2019 DAFM Winter Barley Recommended list for yield. These new Hybrid barleys also have the highest yield and best grain quality combination on the 2018 list. The newer Hybrid Barley variety genetics, are continuing to prove that Hybrid Barley can deliver more grain and more profit for Irish growers; it's been proven in department trials and proven in the field by growers. 

Available Winter Barley Varieties

  • Seedtech

                                                                      Belfry a feed type (Hybrid 6-row)
    NEXT GENERATION OF HYBRID BARLEY
    (YIELD + QUALITY GRAIN + RELIABLE STRAW)

    » No1 winter barley for yield on DAFM List 2019
    » Best hybrid for straw stiffness and grain quality
    » Excellent wet weather disease resistance
    Suitable for all winter barley growers and fertile sites

  • Seedtech

                                                                         Bazooka a feed type (Hybrid 6-row)
    NEXT GENERATION OF HYBRID BARLEY
    (YIELD + QUALITY GRAIN + RELIABLE STRAW)

    » No2 winter barley for yield on DAFM List 2019
    » Best hybrid for straw yields and excellent grain quality
    » Excellent wet weather disease resistance
    Suitable for experienced winter barley growers pushing yield and straw

  • Seedtech

                                                                          Lg Casting a feed type (2-row)
    NEW TO MARKET IN 2019
    » Very consistent yield in DAFM trials 2017 & 2018
    » Good straw, grain and disease
    Exciting new line of 2 row genetics

  • Seedtech

                                                                  KWS Kosmos a feed type (conventional 6-row)
    HIGH YIELDING
    » Best mildew resistance on DAFM Rec List 2019
    » Best overall disease resistance on DAFM Rec List 2019


  • Speciality Winter Barley Varieties


  • Seedtech

                                                                   SY CRAFT A winter malt (2-row)
    EXCELLENT QUALITY WINTER MALT
    » Excellent malting characteristics and in demand by UK
    maltsters
    » Very stiff straw and very good grain quality
    » Similar yield as two-row controls in DAFM trials

  • Seedtech

                                                   KWS JAGUAR A BYDV resistant* winter barley
                                                                                               (conventional 6 row)
    UNIQUE BYDV RESISTANT BARLEY
    » Yield similar to control in Seedtech trials 2017 & 2018
    » Straw and grain similar to conventional 6-rows
    » Good disease resistance
    * BYDV resistance tested in breeder trials in UK & France


Hybrid Barley is Proving it’s Worth to Irish Growers

Tim Ronaldsons Seedtech Hybrid Barley Crop Performance

John O'Byrne Seedtech Hybrid Barley Crop Performance