Barley

The varieties of barley we will have available for 2017 are:

  • Royal ~ High quality feed & forage (non malting); Short; Very good straw strength; Great companion crop

Royal is a short-statured, six-row, semi-smooth awn variety with good kernel plumpness and very good lodging resistance.  Royal is ideally suited as a companion crop for legume (alfalfa) establishment.  When harvested as a forage, it is lower in fiber and lignin (highly digestible) and higher in protein and relative feed value than other barley varieties.  Royal barley was developed by the University of Minnesota AES.  A license is required for seed production.

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  • Lacey ~ High yield; Six-row malting variety (AMBA classified); Good straw strength

Lacey barley is a high yielding variety with improved malting quality characteristics.  It is a six-row, smooth awn, white aleurone variety with good kernel plumpness.  Lacey is average height with good lodging resistance; resistance to spot blotch and is similar to Robust for scab reaction.  Lacey was released by Minnesota AES in 2000 and is protected under PVP(94).  A license is required for seed production.

  • Rasmusson ~ High yield; Six-row malting variety (AMBA classified); Strong straw strength

Rasmusson is a high-yielding variety with improved malting characteristics.  It is six-row, semi-smooth awn, white aleurone variety with good kernel plumpness.  Rasmusson is shorter than most other current malting varieties in the Midwest and performed well in Minnesota and North Dakota yield trials.  It has good lodging resistance, resistance to spot blotch and si similar to Robust for scab reaction.  Rasmusson was release by Minnesota AES in 2008 and is protected under PVP(94) Title V.  A license is required for seed production.