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.

Quadra and Volume, both Hybrid Barley varieties, top the 2018 DAFM Winter Barley Recommended list for yield. With Quadra having the highest yield and best grain quality combination on the 2018 list. Newer Hybrid Barley variety genetics, such as Belfry and Bazooka, 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

                                                                              Quadra Seed availability 11%
    A STEP FORWARD IN YIELD AND HECTOLITRE WEIGHT IN RL TRIALS
    » Offers the very highest yield potential on the fully
    recommended DAFM 2018 list. At 108 for yield it
    outperforms all other varieties on the list
    » First hybrid in Ireland to offer grain quality that competes with
    two rows. No. 2 on list for KPH with a specific weight of 67.7
    » Best disease resistance package on the fully Rec. List

  • Seedtech

                                                                            Volume Seed availability 1%
    THE FIRST HYBRID BARLEY TO BE ACCEPTED BY IRISH FARMERS
    AND DESERVEDLY SO

    » Yielded 107 in the 2018 Rec List trials
    » It is fully recommended by the DAFM in 2016, only just pipped to
    the post on yield by Quadra
    » Suitable for new Hybrid Barley growers. It offers consistency and
    high yields no matter what the soil type or season
    » Excellent resistance to Rhynchosporium and Net Blotch

  • Seedtech

                                                                           Bazooka Seed availability 8%
    EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL WITH GOOD DISEASE PACKAGE
    » Next generation of Hybrid Barley and top yielder in DAFM
    Winter Barley screening trial 2016
    » Highest yielding variety on the AHDB Recommended List for
    2017/18, outperforming all other varieties in all regions
    » Excellent disease resistance and of particular interest to us in
    Ireland is its resistance to Net Blotch and Ramularia

  • Seedtech

                                                                     KWS Kosmos Seed availability 5%
    HIGHEST YIELDING CONVENTIONAL VARIETY
    » Exciting new 6-row conventional barley, which has been provisionally recommended on the 2018 list
    »  Yielded 107% in the DAFM Rec List; second only to hybrids
    » Excellent straw strength, disease resistance and good grain
    quality for a six row, similar to hybrids

  • Seedtech

                                                                                  Belfry Seed availability 2%
    NEW VARIETY FOR IRELAND IN 2017 WITH SUPERIOR STRAW
    QUALITY AMONGST HYBRIDS

    » High yielding variety on the AHDB Recommended List for
    2017/2018
    » Excellent straw characteristics, with very good resistance to
    brackling and has the shortest straw across all Hybrid varieties
    » As with all Hybrids it has excellent disease resistance


Jimmy Purcell: Hybrid Barley Grower of The Year Competition Winner

Darragh Cleary Hybrid Barley

Dick Fitzgerald Hybrid Barley

Kevin Nolan's success with Hybrid Barley

KWS Kosmos from Seedtech

2018 DAFM Reccomended List Reviewed