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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.

Barsoy Barley Variety Description

Barsoy is a six-rowed, rough-awned, winter barley.  Plants are early maturing and stiff strawed, with short semi-prostrate early growth.  The short, narrow, upright leaves have glabrous leaf  sheaths and white auricles.  Barsoy has high weight per bushel.  In addition to normal use,  this barley can be used in a double cropping program with soybeans.  This is the reason the name “Barsoy” was selected.  Standability is excellent threshing quality is good.  It has some resistance to mildew and is susceptible to loose smut.  Earliness enables Barsoy to escape other disease or to have less damage.

Dan Hulless Barley Variety Description

Dan is a short stature, full season, long awned, six-row winter hulless barley having good winter hardiness, straw strength, and very high test weight and grain starch concentration.  It is named in recognition of Dr. Daniel E. Brann, Professor Emeritus and former Grains Extension Specialist at Virginia Tech.  It is a potential commodity for fuel ethanol, food, and feed production.  It is highly resistant to both barley leaf rust race 8 and race 30.  Dan has moderate resistance to powdery mildew and net blotch, and expressed resistance to Fusarium Head Blight. Dan has performed well in tests conducted in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, Nebraska, and southeastern Texas.  

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.

Nomini Barley Variety Description

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Can be sold only as a class of Certified seed

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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