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Amaze 10 Hulless Barley Variety Description
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Amaze 10 is a moderately early heading, long awned, six-row, winter hulless barley, having white seed
color, high grain yield, and good straw strength. Average grain yields have been 95 bushels per acre.
Average plant height is 36". Winter hardiness is better than average. Amaze 10 has a high grain
protein concentration which should make it superior in nutritional value as a feed grain. As a feed grain,
it is superior overall in comparison to other hulless cultivars

Atlantic Barley Variety Description

Atlantic is a high-yielding, moderately early heading, short stature, six-row winter barley having high test weight and good winter hardiness. Average plant height is 33". Atlantic is resistant to powdery mildew and moderately resistant to leaf rust.  Atlantic is a potential commodity for fuel ethanol, feed and food production, providing grain of superior end-use quality and marketability.


Endeavor Barley Variety Description

 Endeavor barley is the second two-row winter malt variety released by the USDA-ARS and the IAES.  It has excellent test weight and plumps, and has improved yield over the first two-row winter malt variety, Charles, that was previously released.  It is average for heading date, height, and lodging.  Endeavor will provide producers with a variety with a good malt profile.  It has high levels of malting enzymes and is expected to be adapted to both irrigated and dry land regions.  It has winter hardiness.

LCS Violetta Barley Variety Description
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LCS Violetta barley was selected out of the following cross performed in 1996: Br2424b616 x Opal. The main objective of the cross was the combination of malting quality, earliness, winter hardiness and resistance to Barley Yellow Mosaic Virus. The breeding process was carried out at the Breun Breeding Station in Herzogenaurach in Germany. Main selection criteria: earliness, winter hardiness, straw stiffness, resistance to BaYMV, good resistance against mildew, net blotch, leaf rust, Rhynchosporium, grain quality and malting quality and grain yield. LCS Violetta is a winter barley, with green leaves at boot. Flag leat is erect and twisted at boot. Auricle color is white and plant height averages 31.4 inches, with straight, long.  rough awns. It was tested in several European countries and it was tested in the 2014 Virginia Tech Management Test for malt-types. Yield was 86 bu/acre@48 lb./bu. Test weight was 48.8 lb./bu. Tolerance to leaf Rust was 0.0, and Powdery Mildew was 0.2. Net Blotch was 1.2 and Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus was 0.3.

Nomini Barley Variety Description

Nomini is an early maturing, medium tall, six-row, awnletted, winter feed barley with compact spikes.  Head emergence is approximately five days earlier than Boone and two days earlier than Wysor. Plant height is similar to Boone and Wysor, and  stand ability is equal to  or better than that of those cultivars.  Nomini has good winter hardiness  but is not as hardy as Wysor.  Field resistance to mildew, scald, net blotch, spot blotch, and barley yellow dwarf is good and is similar to that of Wysor.  Nomini  is moderately susceptible to the prevalent leaf rust races.


Secretariat Barley Variety Description

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Secretariat is a high-yield, high test weight, moderately early heading, short stature, six row winter barley having good winter hardiness.  The spikes of Secretariat are erect, strap, and slightly waxy with no overlapping lateral kernels and short awns.  It is a potential commodity for feed, food, and fuel ethanol production.  Grain of Secretariat is superior overall to those of many hulled varieties.    It is resistant to all of the prevalent diseases in the eastern U.S. except for Fusarium Head Blight. 


Thoroughbred Barley Variety Description

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Can be sold only as a class of Certified seed

Thoroughbred is a high yielding, full season, awned, six-row hulled winter feed barley having very good straw strength, high test weight and bright plump seed.  On average, head emergence of Thoroughbred is 2 days later than Wysor, 4 days later than Nomini and Price, and 6 days later than Callao.  Average plant height is 3 - 4 inches taller than Callao and Price, and 3 - 4 inches shorter than Wysor and Nomini.  Straw strength is similar to those of Price and Nomini, and better than those of Wysor and Callao.  As a feed grain and rotational crop, Thoroughbred is superior to Nomini and Callao.  Thoroughbred is highly susceptible to powdery mildew and needs scouting for possible fungicide application.  It is moderately susceptible to leaf rust and net blotch. 



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