Syngenta extends registration deadline for free hybrid barley germination tests

After the continued difficult season, Syngenta is extending the deadline for growers to register for free germination testing of undrilled 2019 seed of its hybrid winter barley varieties that they are having to carry over for planting in autumn 2020.

Open to UK growers only, the original cut-off for registering on the Syngenta UK website was the end of March 2020. However, that is now being extended by four weeks. Growers now have up until midnight on 30 April 2020 to register, says Syngenta hybrid barley manager, Mark Bullen.

“As we said previously, we are not expecting major reductions in germination from over-yearing hybrid barley seed,” says Mr Bullen. “This is just our way of supporting growers in a difficult season.”