Spring barley Harvest Results 2016
Harvest Results are now available from 18 AHDB Recommended Lists (RL) spring barley trials.
Results now include Scottish sites Tayside and Aberdeenshire. These later-harvested trials have brought the average yields of the control varieties down to 7.63t/ha (from 7.77t/ha in the last results), which is similar to the five-year average of 7.61t/ha.
To date, the highest yields are from the Herefordshire site, where the average yield is 9.10t/ha.
The 2016 values show yields based on one season from the 18 sites harvested to date.
In 2016, the fully approved brewing variety RGT Planet (106%), Origin (105%) and Laureate (104%) – which is provisionally approved for brewing and distilling – have performed well, says AHDB.
Over the longer term, RGT Planet (105%), Laureate (105%) and the feed variety Ovation (105%) are performing well. Popular varieties Concerto and Propino achieved 94% and 100% respectively.
In 2016, the potential malting varieties LG Opera, Chanson and Acorn achieved 104%, 102% and 102% respectively.
Updated results can be found at cereals.ahdb.org.uk/harvestresults