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Barley Variety Trials

Barley varieties adapted for the region are evaluated annually in regional, state, and on-farm trials.

Red River Valley On-Farm Trials (2011)

http://www.smallgrains.org/10RRVOnFarmYieldTrialsBarley.pdf


Mississippi Valley Nursery (.pdf)

 

Minnesota Variety Trials

http://www.maes.umn.edu/Research/Crop_Variety_Trials/2012/index.htm


North Dakota Variety Trials

http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/varietytrials/barley-1


Recent Released Varieties

Smith, K.P., A. Budde, R. Dill-Macky, D.C. Rasmusson, E. Schiefelbein, J.J. Wiersma, J.V. Wiersma, B.J. Steffenson. 2012. Registration of ‘Quest’ Spring Malting Barley with Improved Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight. J. Plant Reg. (in press).

Smith, K.P., D.C. Rasmusson, E. Schiefelbein, J.J. Wiersma, J. V Wiersma,. A. Budde,  R. Dill-Macky, B.Steffenson, 2010. Registration of ‘Rasmusson’ Barley  2010. J. Plant Reg. 4:164-167.

Rasmusson, D. C.,  K. P. Smith, R. Dill-Macky, E. L. Schiefelbein, and J. V. Wiersma .  2001.  Registration of 'Lacey' Barley.  Crop Sci 41:1991.

 

Minnesota Varieties

Robust--Low yield and medium maturity.   Medium lodging resistance and good kernel plumpness. Six-rowed, semi-smooth awn, short rachilla hairs, colorless aleurone. Classified as a malting variety by AMBA. Resistant to spot blotch. Developed from crosses involving  Morex and Manker. Released by Minn. AES 1983.  PVP.

Royal--Intended for use as a forage-companion crop and feed-grain variety.  Not a malting variety. Six-rowed, semi-smooth awn, blue aleurone, semidwarf stature.  Superior in forage quality (RFV) compared to taller varieties based on digestibility and intake potential; low in fiber and lignin.  Similar to Robust in forage protein and forage yield at the soft dough stage. Compared to taller barley and oat varieties, it competes less with underseeded forage legumes because of its short stature and superior lodging resistance. Resistant to spot blotch. Developed from crosses involving Robust, Azure and semidwarf Minn. M32. Released by the Minn. AES 1994. PVP(94).

 

Other Varieties

Celebration-- High yield and slightly later maturity.  Medium lodging resistance.  Slightly lower in plump kernels and higher in protein compared to Tradition.  Six-rowed, semi-smooth awns, short rachilla hairs, and colorless aleurone.   Classified as a malting variety by AMBA.  Resistant to spot blotch and slightly better resistance to net blotch and Fusarium head blight compared to Robust. Developed by Busch-Agricultural Resources Inc. (BARI).  Released 2008.  PVP (94).

Conlon-- Medium yield and early maturity variety.  Moderate lodging resistance and very plump kernels.  Two-rowed, semi-smooth awns, long rachilla hairs, and colorless aleurone.   Classified as a malting variety by AMBA.  Moderately resistant to net blotch, but is moderately susceptible to spot blotch compared to Robust.  Released by N.D. AES in 1996.  PVP (94).

Pinnacle High yield and slightly later maturity. Good lodging resistance, very plump kernels, and lower protein. Two-rowed, semi-smooth awns, long rachilla hairs, and colorless aleurone.  Classified as a malting variety by AMBA. Resistant to spot blotch.  Released by N.D. AES in 2006.  PVP (94).

Rawson-Feed barley.  High yield and medium maturity. Good lodging resistance, very plump kernels, and lower protein. Two-rowed, rough awns, long rachilla hairs, and colorless aleurone. Resistant to spot blotch.  Released by N.D. AES in 2005.  PVP (94).

Stellar-ND --  Medium yield and medium maturity.  Good lodging resistance and kernel plumpness.  Six-rowed, semi-smooth awns, long rachilla hairs, and colorless aleurone.   Classified as a malting variety by AMBA.  Resistant to spot blotch and slightly better net blotch resistance compared to Robust.  Released by N.D. AES in 2005.  PVP (94).

Tradition-- High yield and medium maturity.  Medium lodging resistance.  Six-rowed, semi-smooth awns, long rachilla hairs, and colorless aleurone.   Classified as a malting variety by AMBA.  Resistant to spot blotch and slightly better net blotch resistance compared to Robust. Developed by Busch-Agricultural Resources Inc. (BARI).  Released 2003.  PVP (94).

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