A variety approach to improving grain yield and quality in spring barley

SP Hoad*, DAS Cranstoun

*Corresponding author for this work

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Opportunities exist to benefit from variation in yield and grain nitrogen percentage (N %) between spring barley varieties. Benefits include increasing yields and malting premiums, as well as adjusting N fertiliser according to variety.

Yield, grain N % and N offtake were measured in eleven varieties at ten sites across Scotland, at harvest 1997. A linear regression was done for variety yields against the mean yield of all varieties (or site yield). Site yield was an indicator of site yield potential. The extent to which each variety responded to changes in site yield potential was determined by its sensitivity score i.e. the slope of the linear regression. Regression analyses were also done for grain N % and N offtake.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAgriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Commissioning bodyAgriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Number of pages36
Publication statusPrint publication - Sep 1999


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Hoad, SP., & Cranstoun, DAS. (1999). A variety approach to improving grain yield and quality in spring barley. (PR199 ed.) Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.