Brigham Barley


Technical Summary

•  “Brigham” is a spring feed barley developed at the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station and was released in 1998. Plant Variety Protection was sought in 1993 and later issued as PV9200006.

•  “Brigham” is a six-rowed, midseason, erect-growing, semi-dwarf spring feed barley. It has a slightly tapering, erect (lax-to-dense) spike, with essentially no overlap of lateral kernels, and rachis edges covered with short hairs. “Brigham” has waxy leaves and slightly waxy spikes. Glumes are of medium length and essentially covered (sparse on the edges) with long hairs, and have medium-length, semi-rough glume awns. Lemma are widely long, flaring, and semi-rough, and stigmas are heavily feathered. The seed is covered, mid-long, slightly wrinkled, with long rachilla hairs, and a slight crease at the base. Most stems have a snaky shaped neck and most spikes are marked by a closed collar at the base.


Commercial Applications

•  Well suited for production under wheel-line or surface irrigation

•  Feed barley

•  Midseason planted


Competitive Advantages

•  Resistant against barley loose smut and covered smut

•  Moderate susceptibility to powdery mildew under natural infection conditions

•  Preliminary tests have shown “Brigham” to be susceptible to barley stripe rust



•  Albrechtsen, RS, DJ Hole. 2002. Registration of Brigham Barley. Crop Sci. 42:666.


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