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Up to 20 different cereal varieties will be demonstrated on Syngenta’s stand at this month’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire. The two-day show is due... Syngenta showcases new varieties at Cereals

Up to 20 different cereal varieties will be demonstrated on Syngenta’s stand at this month’s Cereals event in Lincolnshire.

The two-day show is due to take place on 30 June and 1 July at Boothby Graffoe, Lincoln. It will be the first opportunity for growers to find out about an advanced new SDHI fungicide developed by the company.

Headlining seven hybrid winter feed barley varieties will be high-yielding hybrid SY Thunderbolt. Newly recommended for 2021/22, it boasts the highest treated yield on heavy land (111%), early maturity and good wet weather disease resistance.

A second new hybrid barley on the 2021/22 AHDB Recommended List and in the plots, SY Kingston, has performed particularly well in the north and west regions, says Syngenta – again with strong wet weather disease resistance.

Also on the stand will be plots of established hybrids SY Kingsbarn, Belfry and Belmont. A further new hybrid barley, SY Armadillo, will also feature. 

Malting barley

Continuing its heritage in malting barley breeding, Syngenta will demonstrate nine malting, or potential malting, barley varieties – three for winter drilling and six for spring sowing.

Among the winter variety plots Electrum is the newest winter malting barley on the 2021/22  recommended list. It is in its first full season of having full approval for brewing use on the malting barley committee approved list for harvest 2021.

Six spring barley plots will include newcomer varieties SY Tungsten and SY Splendor, which Syngenta has been progressing for malting. Others are potential malting varieties SY Lowry and SY Bronte; and malting favourites, Laureate and Fairing.

Four Syngenta winter feed wheat varieties with Septoria tritici resistance ratings of 6.1 or above will be on the stand. These are newcomer SY Insitor, launched last summer, Gleam, Graham and Shabras.