Harvest 2022: The 5 top-yielding spring barley varieties map

Throughout harvest 2022, we are updating our handy map with the latest data from 2022’s AHDB spring barley Recommended List harvest results.

Use the map below to find the five highest-yielding spring barley varieties at your nearest trials site.

See also: 5 top-yielding winter barley varieties

Spring barley summary

The average treated yield of control varieties is 7.79 t/ha, which is just above the five-year average (7.54 t/ha).

Across the UK, high yields have been reported. For example, average control yields of 8.75 t/ha, 9.08 t/ha and 9.44 t/ha have been recorded in Devon, Cambridgeshire and Fife, respectively.

However, there have also been some low yields recorded. For example, trials in Aberdeenshire and Lanarkshire, both of which were spring barley after spring barley, recorded average control yields of just 5.92 t/ha and 5.32 t/ha, respectively.

For the malting varieties, the top-yielding varieties are all very close, with Skyway and the newly recommended varieties Jensen and Bronte all on 104%.

Just behind these (103%) are Laureate, Tungsten, Spinner and Firefoxx. It is important to note that Tungsten has been removed from the list of varieties for brewing and malt distilling by the Malting Barley Committee.

Of the feed varieties, East/West recommended Cadiz is on 103%, just ahead of Malvern (102%) which is recommended only for the West, where it has yielded well. Prospect is on 100%.

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