New to the AHDB Recommended List 2018/19, LG Diablo is the highest yielding spring barley on the AHDB Recommended List and has outperformed other leading varieties by a significant amount in the key malting barley growing areas of the East and North regions.
It is medium in height, similar to RGT Planet with a strong agronomic profile. LG Diablo also has a very good disease resistance package reflected by having the highest untreated yield on the AHDB recommended list.
LG Diablo has very good physical grain quality with the highest hot water extract available, a trait heavily desired by the end user. It also has low grain nitrogen and a specific weight better than Laureate. The variety has been given Malting Barley Committee (MBC) Provisional Approval 1 for both brewing & malt distilling, which is an interesting prospect for future growers and end users.