• Exceptional yield potential
  • Quick-mid maturity, slightly slower than Spartacus CL
  • Wide adaptation to a range of environments and seasonal conditions
  • Erect growing Hindmarsh plant type
  • Less susceptible to lodging than taller varieties such as Compass
  • Competitive physical grain quality package
  • Improved spot-form net blotch resistance over Spartacus CL
  • Has entered the Grains Australia malt accreditation program but is currently deliverable as Barley/Feed

Breeders comments

Cyclops (tested as AGTB0200) has demonstrated exceptional performance across a broad range of regions and seasonal conditions, and has emerged as a market leader. Cyclops has excelled across low to medium rainfall regions throughout WA. Even in softer environments, Cyclops remains a highly competitive alternative to varieties such as RGT Planet.

Cyclops has a quick-mid maturity, reaching awn peep slightly later than Spartacus CL. The short plant type of Cyclops is similar to Latrobe, Spartacus CL and Rosalind resulting in reduced susceptibility to lodging compared with taller barley varieties. Head loss is similar to Latrobe or Spartacus CL, meaning that Cyclops is less vulnerable to yield loss during windy conditions around harvest compared with some other varieties.

Cyclops has an improved spot-form net blotch rating over Spartacus CL, and strong resistance to scald for those areas affected by this disease.

Cyclops has been accepted into the Grains Australia malt accreditation program, with stage 2 malt evaluation being carried out in 2023. Cyclops is deliverable into the Barley/Feed grade.

For full details download the Cyclops fact sheet

Seed Availability

Commercial quantities of Cyclops may be available through AGT Affiliates, or your local retailer.

Cyclops is able to be traded between growers upon the completion of a License Agreement as part of AGT’s Seed Sharing™ initiative.


Cyclops is protected by Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) and all production (except seed saved for planting) is liable to an End Point Royalty (EPR), which funds future plant breeding.

Cyclops growers will be subject to a Growers License Agreement that acknowledges that an EPR of $4/tonne + GST has to be paid on all production other than seed saved for planting.