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Grain. The year of registration in the Plant Variety Register for growing in Ukraine – 2011. Zones recommended for growing: forest-steppe and woodlands.

Originator – Plant Production Institute nd. a V.Ya. Yuryev of NAAS.

Varietal characters. Variety – medicum. The plant is of medium height (80 – 100 cm). Anthocyanin staining of awn tips is pronounced. Awns are long, nonbarbed. The ear is two-rowed, with a conspicuous wax coating, cylindrical, lax (11.8 spikelets per 4 cm), of medium length. Sterile. The spikelet is parallel or slightly deviating. The floral glume is finely-rugose, with feebly marked venation, gradually transiting into awn. Grain is elliptical, yellow, aristulate. The main seta is longly-pilose. Mass of 1,000 seeds is 47 – 49 г.

Biological features. Maturity group– mid-ripining, growing season length - 84 – 94 days. Lodging resistant (7.1 – 9.0 points), highly drought resistant (9.0 points). The sort has complex resistance to the agents of head smut (8 points), powdery mildew (7 points) and to concealed stem pest (8 points). Productive tillering capacity - 1.8 stems.

Economic features. The sort is of intensive type. The recommended seeding rate is 4.0 – 4.5 mln of germinable seeds per hectare. Agrotechniques are conventional for a growing zone, sowing terms are early

In the competitive variety trial carried out at the Plant Production Institute nd. a V.Ya. Yuryev of NAAS the yield capacity of the sort Kovzan was 5.83 t/ha, which exceeded that of the standard Galaktik by 0.99 t/ha (20 %). The potential yield capacity is 8.5 – 9.0 t/ha. Protein content in grain – 11.5 – 14.6%. The yield of certified seeds is 75 – 85 %.

Author’s certificate No 110124.

Patent No 110334.

State registration number 07012024. 

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