• High yielding spring feed barley
• Consistent performer across regions
• Good overall disease resistance profile
• Ideally drilled from May through to September



SANETTE is a high yielding feed barley variety, bred in the UK by Syngenta and developed in New Zealand in conjunction with Cropmark Seeds Ltd as head licensee and PGG Wrightson Grain (PGW Grain).


SANETTE has continued its strong performance in CPT trials in both spring and autumn plantings. In the spring it performs well in all growing regions, especially the South Island.
CPT SANETTE  grain quality  (4 year mean)  Lower North Island (Spring)   Canterbury (Spring) Southland (Spring)  Canterbury (Autumn)  Southland (Autumn) 
Test weight (kg/hl)  63 62   60 59  59 
Screenings (%)   1.8 1.6  2.2  1.6 2.1
Kernel weight (1000 seed weight)  52 50  51  46 48 
Protein content (%) (N% x 6.25)  9.2 9.9  11.4  9.2  8.2

 SANETTE has medium to large grains with low screenings.

Time of Drilling

SANETTE is an established autumn drilled barley although drilling is not recommended until early May owing to the risk of frost damage during flowering. It can then be drilled through the winter into the spring, although sowing through the coldest weeks of June and July is not recommended, especially in heavy soils prone to water logging. Spring sowing is typically from early August to late September, except in the lower North Island where drilling can be as late as November.

Speed of Development

Month Planted Typical heading dates for SANETTE in Canterbury 
 May Early November 
 Mid September Early December
SANETTE has intermediate maturity at harvest.

Seed Rate and Tillering Characteristics

SANETTE is a medium to high tillering variety and target plant populations should be within the standard PGW Grain barley seed rate guidelines.

Soil Type, Rotation and Geography

SANETTE can be planted on all soil types where barley is already grown and can be grown as a first or second year cereal.  As a second year cereal, barley is generally more take-all tolerant than wheat, however yield will be lower than a first year barley crop.

Disease Resistance

SANETTE is mostly resistant to powdery mildew, moderately resistant to net blotch and has intermediate resistance to scald. However it shows some susceptibility to leaf rust. Considering this disease profile, SANETTE will need a moderate to robust fungicide programme where there is pressure for scald and leaf rust. Please contact your local PGW Representative for site specific recommendations.

Disease resistance results:

Disease  PGW disease nursery ratings
(9 highly resistant, 1 highly susceptible) 
CPT Autumn sown cultivar rating
 Scald  Moderately resistant
 Net blotch 7  Moderately resistant
 Leaf rust 3  Moderately susceptible
 Powdery mildew  9  Mostly resistant


Straw Strength and Height

SANETTE is a stiff strawed variety with medium-tall height but is prone to brackling. Therefore a plant growth regulator (PGR) is generally recommended. The actual programme is determined by a combination of local conditions, management and yield potential. As with any cultivar, do not apply if the crop is under any form of stress. Please contact your local PGW Representative for site specific recommendations.