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Grain. The year of registration in the Plant Variety Register for growing in Ukraine – 2012. Zone recommended for growing: steppe.

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

Varietal characters. The first awnless sort of barley in Ukraine. Variety – inerme. The plant is of medium height (88 – 110 cm). There are tooth-shaped outgrowths instead of awns on the outer side of the floral glume. The ear is two-rowed, with a conspicuous wax coating, pyramid-shaped, lax (11.2 spikelets per 4 cm), of medium length (8.8 cm). Sterile. The spikelet is parallel. The floral glume is roughly-rugose, with feebly marked venation. Grain is oblong-elliptical, yellow, aristulate. The main seta is longly-pilose. Mass of 1,000 seeds is 45 – 49 g.

Biological features. Maturity group – mid-ripening, growing season length 87 – 97 days. Lodging resistant (7.8 – 8.5 points), highly drought resistant (9.0 points). The sort has complex resistance to the agents of loose and head smuts (9 points), barley net blotch (7 points), and to concealed stem pest (8 points). Productive tillering capacity – 1.8 stems.

Economic features. The sort is of semi-intensive type. The recommended seeding rate is 4.0 – 4.5 mln of germinable seeds per hectare. Agrotechniques are conventional for the 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 Modern was 5.88 t/ha, which exceeded that of the standard Galaktik by 0.62 t/ha (12 %). The potential yield capacity is 8.5 – 9.0 t/ha. Protein content in grain - 12.9 – 14.9%. The yield of certified seeds is 75 – 85 %.

Patent No 120018. State registration number 08012010.


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