Syngenta Summer Autumn Guide 2020 - Page 17



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VARIETY DESCRIPTION
ELECTRUM is the highest yielding malting variety on the AHDB
Recommended List.
ELECTRUM now has MBC Approval for Brewing. This is the highest
yielding winter malting barley and has strong interest from end users.
Strong disease profile with high untreated yields.
Very good grain quality and specific weight (69.3 kg/hl) with very low
screening losses.
Earliest maturing winter malt variety on the Recommended List.
The joint earliest of any variety.
WHERE TO GROW ELECTRUM
UK wide, but ELECTRUM is
particularly strong in the East and
the West.
BREEDING INSIGHTS
ELECTRUM is the highest yielding winter
malt with an excellent combination
of yield, disease resistance, very
early maturity and agronomics. Low
screenings, good nitrogen and HWE
makes it an attractive variety for the
maltster too.
WHERE NOT TO GROW
ELECTRUM
On very high lodging risk sites.
ELECTRUM KEY STATISTICS
TREATED YIELD
97%
SPECIFIC WEIGHT
(kg/hl)
69.3
RIPENING
(+/- KWS Orwell)
-2
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD the
ELECTRUM variety sheet
ELECTRUM HAS SLIGHTLY WEAKER STRAW THAN CRAFT
AND WILL BENEFIT FROM A PGR PROGRAMME.
KATE COBBOLD, Syngenta
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