Buccaneer sitting pretty at the top of the 2-row winter malting barley list

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New high yielding 2-row winter malting barley boasts a strong disease resistance package and has performed well in malting trials

Buccaneer, marketed by Elsoms Seeds and bred by Sejet Plant Breeding, headlines this year’s list of 2-row winter malting barleys on the new 2023 Recommended List confirms George Goodwin, Technical Manager for leading independent breeder Elsoms Seeds.

4% ahead

Mt Goodwin says: “With a treated yield of 99.7%, Buccaneer is almost 4% ahead of nearest competitor Electrum, and offers growers the benefits of both a high untreated and treated yield, due to its excellent disease resistance package.

 “On Brown Rust it scored an impressive 8.1, with a 7.2 for control of Rhynchosporium, and in all NL trials has shown very low susceptibility to both Net Blotch and Brackling.

“With a current amber listing from the Malting Barley Committee, it has performed consistently well in malting trials showing good hot water extract, WORT viscosity and Beta-glucan levels. Based on the current malting test results we are very confident that Buccaneer will achieve full malting approval status by December 2023. Seed will be available for Autumn 2023” he concludes.

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