Agronomic diversity of naked barley (Hordeum vulgare L.): a potential resource for breeding new food barley for Europe

@article{Dickin2011AgronomicDO,
  title={Agronomic diversity of naked barley (Hordeum vulgare L.): a potential resource for breeding new food barley for Europe},
  author={Edward T Dickin and Katherine Steele and Gareth Edwards-Jones and David W. Wright},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2011},
  volume={184},
  pages={85-99}
}
Naked (hulless) barley was neglected by plant breeders in Europe during the period of intensive crop improvement in the 20th Century, but it is now receiving renewed interest due to the potential health benefits it can convey. Very few naked barley cultivars have been developed for modern UK or European agricultural systems, in contrast to the wide diversity of naked barley in Asia. Prior to initiating any breeding programme, phenotyping in UK field conditions is needed to assess the value of… CONTINUE READING