Statehood Barley

Technical Summary

•  Statehood is a spring barley developed at the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station and released in 1997. Plant Variety Protection was sought in 1998 and later issued as PV 9800159.

•  Statehood is a six-rowed, midseason, erect-growing, spring feed barley. It has a tapering, dense head with no overlap of lateral kernels, and short hairs on the rachis edges. It has waxy leaves and heads. Glumes are long, with short hairs restricted to the middle and have long, semi-smooth glume awns. Lemma awns are long and rough while stigmas are heavily feathered.


Commercial Applications

•  Irrigated

•  Midseason planted

•  Feed barley

•  Western region of U.S.


Competitive Advantages

•  Lower lodging reading than Steptoe and Century

•  Shows field resistance to barley loose smut, covered smut, and powdery mildew



•  Albrechtsen, R. S., and D. J. Hole, 2000, Registration of 'Statehood' barley: Crop Science, v. 40, p. 1507-1508.


Patent Information:
Plant Varieties and Seeds
For Information, Contact:
Christian Iverson
Utah State University
Rulon Albrectsen