6-Row Barley Test
Ana Badea – Barley Breeder, AAFC Brandon
Rudy Von Hertzberg – Research Technician, AAFC Brandon
To evaluate different lines of six-row barley for malting and feed
Good early-season soil moisture provided excellent growing conditions for barley. Dry growing conditions resulted in relatively low incidence of disease, and appeared to hasten maturity. The yield results for Roblin 2017 represent only one site year, and should not be used to draw broader conclusions. For more information, contact Ana Badea at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, Ana.Badea@agr.gc.ca.
AAFC Brandon’s barley breeding effort is aimed at developing new varieties of six-row malting barley with improved disease resistance and agronomic performance, combined with enhanced quality traits to expand market opportunities.
Entire findings are available by downloading the report PDF.