The creation and maintenance of two spring barley varieties

  title={The creation and maintenance of two spring barley varieties},
  author={Joh. Dros},
An old hybrid population of the interspecific cross Hordeum laevigatum x Goudgerst was chosen as initial material on a selection basis in 1947. We succeeded in raising the mildew-resistant fodder barley varieties Minerva and Vada which are also suitable for the production of pearled barley. It is remarkable that without backcrossing from this interspecific crossing, varieties have been obtained with such a high production capacity. Crosses of Hordeum laevigatum with other barley varieties… CONTINUE READING