Odyssey has produced high yields in all the major spring barley growing regions of the UK. It has similar straw attributes to the leading market variety Concerto, with a slightly later maturity date; a trait that growers should be aware of, especially in the north.
Odyssey has good physical grain quality with a high specific weight and low levels of screenings. It also has a high Hot Water Extract (HWE), low grain nitrogen and is a non Glycosidic Nitrile (GN) producer.
Odyssey has a very good disease resistance package with very high ratings for resistance to mildew and Rhynchosporium; the main spring barley diseases.