The next step in winter barley headline yield

  • The UK’s highest yielding 2-row winter barley, performing especially well in the AHDB East and West
  • Early to mature
  • Excellent grain quality



KWS Hawking is the next variety from the KWS UK winter barley programme whose exceptional yields will appeal to growers in the East and West of the country where, in KWS trials, it has recorded its best performances to date.

It is the ideal barley for those looking for top performance from a conventional 2 row feed type; in AHDB Harvest 2019 candidate trials, KWS Hawking out-performed all controls including the six-row type, Funky and the hybrid Bazooka.

KWS Hawking boasts a strong set of agronomic features, with no disease weaknesses and resistance to BaYMV. In addition, it is a mid-length strawed type which has good resistance to lodging. An added benefit is that KWS Hawking is an earlier maturing type. In our own KWS UK trials for the past 2 seasons, the variety is significantly ahead its stablemates in reaching ear emergence in May.

Characteristics in numbers

KWS HAWKING data sheet
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