Barley Tradition

Characteristics

Yield: High
Straw Strength: Very Strong
Maturity: Medium
Height: Medium-short

About Tradition Barley

Tradition barley was released in 2003 by Busch Agricultural Resources Inc. Tradition is a six-rowed barley. In ND, Tradition is the most popular barley variety grown. It has smooth awns, long rachilla hairs, and is used for malting and feed. Tradition is moderately susceptible to Spot-form Net Blotch, moderately resistant/resistant to Spot Blotch, and moderately susceptible/susceptible to Net Blotch. All foundation class seed is produced by ND Foundation Seedstocks and seed must be obtained through the ND County Crop Improvement Association seed increase program.

Tradition Strengths
• Excellent agronomic performance
• Very strong straw strength

Agronomic Performance of Tradition Across ND, 2011-2013

  Six-RowSix-RowSix-RowSix-RowTwo-RowTwo-Row
TraditionCelebrationStellar-NDInnovationPinnacleConlon
Eastern NDYield (bu/acre)91.691.689.893.392.5^
Eastern NDTest Weight (lbs/bu)46.345.045.745.946.6^
Eastern NDPlump (%)83.381.786.684.288.0^
Eastern NDProtein (%)13.114.212.813.311.9^
Western NDYield (bu/acre)80.580.577.984.776.272.6
Western NDTest Weight (lbs/bu)44.642.843.243.645.146.6
Western NDPlump (%)78.174.078.176.983.989.9
Western NDProtein (%)13.314.613.513.812.413.5

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Data and information extracted from variety release documents and NDSU Extension Publication A1049-11, 12, 13.