Century Barley


Technical Summary

“Century” is a spring feed barley developed at the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station and was released in 1997. Plant Variety Protection was sought in 1998 and later issued as PV9800158.

“Century” is a six-rowed, midseason, erect-growing, spring feed barley. It has a strap shaped, lax head with little overlap of lateral kernels at the tip of the head and short hairs on the rachis edges. It has waxy leaves and heads. Glumes are long, with short hairs confined to a band, and have medium-length, semi-smooth glume awns. Lemma awns are long and rough. Stigmas are heavily feathered. The seed is covered, mid-long to long, semi-wrinkled, with numerous long rachilla hairs, and a transverse crease at the base. The base of most spikes is marked by a closed collar.


Commercial Applications


  Feed barley

  Midseason planted


Competitive Advantages

•  Has shown field resistance to covered smut

  Has shown less resistance to loose smut

  Moderate resistance to powdery mildew under natural infection conditions

  Preliminary tests have shown Century to be susceptible to barley stripe rust


Albrechtsen, RS, DJ Hole. 2000. Registration of Century Barley. Crop Sci. 40:1506-1507.


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Plant Varieties and Seeds
For Information, Contact:
Christian Iverson
Utah State University
Stanford Young