Table 2.  Agronomic performance of spring barley genotypes grown at Sheridan, WY under dry-land conditions during 2007.

 

Variety

Row

Type

Grade

Plant

height

Heading

Date

 

 

Grain

yield

Test

weight

 

 

 

 

inches

Days From Jan. 1

 

bu/acre

lb/bu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malt Use

2B99-2316

2

M

30.3

173

 

50.0

39.3

Conrad

2

M

30.7

174

 

48.4

38.1

98Ab11993

2

M

29.0

174

 

45.9

36.6

Harrington

2

M

32.3

174

 

44.8

36.4

Merit

2

M

30.7

175

 

38.2

35.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Feed Use

Boulder

2

F

30.0

173

 

59.8

42.0

Steptoe

6

F

33.3

171

 

58.6

36.0

Baronesse

2

F

29.7

173

 

56.5

39.6

Gallatin

2

F

32.0

173

 

54.0

39.6

UT99B1669-3243

6

F

32.3

171

 

51.9

37.3

Haxby

2

F

28.7

172

 

36.8

41.3

Xena

2

F

29.3

174

 

35.9

37.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mean

 

 

30.7

173

 

48.4

38.3

LSD 0.05

 

 

NS

2.0

 

14.1

3.0

CV%

 

 

8.8

0.6

 

17.2

4.6

NS=non significant

M=Malting, F=Feed

               

 

UW-REC (SHERIDAN):    The experiment was located at the University of Wyoming, Sheridan  Research and Extension Center in Sheridan, Wyoming during 2007. The soil, a Wyarno clay loam (fine, montmorillonitic, mesic; Ustollic Haplargid), had a cropping history of: 2006, fallow and 2005, small grains.  The soil in the study area was prepared for planting by fall chiseling, followed by spring chiseling and roller harrowing.  Twelve barley varieties were established in plots 5 by 20 feet using double disk openers set at a row spacing of 8 inches on 24 April.  The seeding depth was 2.0 inches, and the seeding rate was 50 pounds of seed per acre.  This location is a dry-land site with no irrigation.  Rainfall during the growing period (1 April -31 July) was 7.42 inches.  Subplots, 5 by 15 feet, were harvested on 7 August, using a Wintersteiger plot combine.