Investigating Spring Barley Mixtures for Ontario

The research project involves examining spring barley purelines and mixtures of purelines through yield trials at multiple locations across Ontario. The data from the trial will be analyzed with the appropriate analysis of variance, enabling Hyland Seeds to adapt the current barley breeding program to a program that selects the best barley mixtures. The benefits to Hyland Seeds will be a higher yielding, stable product that is novel to the Ontario feed barley market. It will limit seed saving as well as extend the life of products. Producers will gain a product that requires less management and is more stable and higher yielding than what is currently on the market.

Roger James Larsen
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Duane E. Falk