Goldeneye Barley

Technical Summary

•  Goldeneye spring barely was developed at the Utah Agriculture Experiment Station and released in 2005. Plant Variety Protection was sought in 2006 and later issued as PV 200600103.

•  Goldeneye is a six-rowed spring feed barley. Its main characteristics are a high yield potential, a low propensity for lodging, and a relatively high test-weight among six-rowed cultivars.

•  Goldeneye is a six-rowed, erect-growing, early heading spring feed barley. It has a lax head with limited overlapping of upper lateral spikelets. The awns are long and of the semi-smooth type.

•  Goldeneye is recommended for growing under irrigation in the Intermountain region of the USA.

•  Average heading date of Goldeneye was significantly earlier to Baronesse and later than Steptoe.

•  Preliminary tests have shown Goldeneye to be susceptible to barley stripe rust.


Commercial Applications

•  Spring planted

•  Irrigated

•  Intermountain Region of U.S.


Competitive Advantages

•  Widely grown and accessible

•  High yield

•  Produces lots of straw which is useful for livestock bedding.

•  Field resistant to barley loose smut and covered smut.


Patent Information:
Plant Varieties and Seeds
For Information, Contact:
Christian Iverson
Utah State University
Dominique Roche