Malt Barley

AAC Synergy

AAC Synergy set a new yield standard for two-row malt barley in Western Canada. It offers a favourable quality profile that includes relatively low protein with high plump, high extract and low beta-glucan levels, complementing a good foliar disease package. AAC Synergy combines great yield potential with favourable quality for the malt market. Developed by Dr. Bill Legge at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon and sold by Syngenta.


  • Moderate grain protein content 
  • Heavy plump kernels
  • High extract yield
  • Low beta-glucan content 
  • High attenuation limit

Agronomic Traits

  • 13% higher yield than AC Metcalfe, 7% higher than CDC Copeland 
  • Shorter and stronger straw than AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland 
  • Heavier and plumber kernels than AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland 
  • Maturity date similar to AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland 
  • Resistance to spotted net blotch, netted blotch and spot blotch

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