Synonyms/Experimental #s

Release year


Breeding Program

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Spring two-row
Newer high yielding variety with relatively high kernel weight and plumpness, low grain protein content

Agronomic Characteristics:

Yield: 13% higher than AC Metcalfe, 7% better than CDC Copeland
Straw Strength: good resistance to lodging
Plumps: heavier, plumper kernels
Maturity: Similar to AC Metcalfe
Disease Reaction: Moderately resistant to net blotch and spot blotch, some studies have found lower indices of FHB infection

Malting Characteristics

  • Higher extract than AC Metcalfe
  • Lower barley protein
  • Average soluble protein
  • Color similar to AC Metcalfe
  • Enzyme levels lower than AC Metcalfe, higher than CDC Copeland
  • Beta-glucan lower than AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland

Brewing Quality Traits

  • Good overall brewhouse performance
  • Coversion time comparable to AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland
  • Lautering performance similar to AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland
  • Good yield and material efficiencies
  • High fermentability


Related Documents:

AAC Synergy - Seedway Fact Sheet

AAC Synergy - CMBTC Fact Sheet

AAC Synergy - CMBTC Pilot Malting and Brewing Report

AAC Synergy - Syngenta Description

AAC Synergy - Syngenta Flyer