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Silhouette Spring Barley

  • Spring barley from Syngenta (UK, developed in NZ in conjunction with Cropmark Seeds.
  • Stiff straw and excellent disease resistance.
Description

SY Silhouette is a new high yielding feed barley bred by Syngenta in the UK and developed in NZ in conjunction with Cropmark Seeds as head licensee.

SY Silhouette is a late maturing barley with stiff straw and excellent disease resistance, meaning it has a wide sowing window.

SY Silhouette is a spring barley and can be sown from late April / early May in the autumn right through to October/ early November in the spring.

SY Silhouette produces a large grain with average screenings and test weight.

Disease and agronomic profile for SY Silhouette barley (FAR 2019/20 autumn cultivar booklet).

  • Scald
    • Moderately Resistant
  • Leaf Rust
    • Moderately Susceptible *
  • Net Blotch
    • Moderately Resistant
  • Mildew
    • Moderately Resistant
  • Straw strength
    • Medium – Stiff
  • Lodging risk
    • Low

*There are no commercial barley cultivars with a higher rating for leaf rust

SY Silhouette has produced reliable yields across all sowing times, whether it be dryland or irrigated, for autumn sowing or for spring sowing.

 

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