Three recent barley varieties to check out

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Here are three recent barley varieties developed by Agriculture Canada breeders.

Roseland is a new two-row spring hulless food barley cultivar with excellent bread-making qualities developed at the Brandon Research and Development Centre. It has improved lodging resistance, higher test weight, and better threshability than check cultivar Millhouse and similar flour quality characteristics to Falcon barley. Roseland is resistant to several important barley diseases, including stem rust and surface-borne smuts.

AAC Connect is a two-row spring malting barley cultivar with a desirable combination of agronomic, malting quality, and disease-resistance traits, including lower deoxynivalenol accumulation. It was evaluated in the Western Cooperative Two-Row Barley Registration Test (2012–13) and the Collaborative Malting Barley Trials (2013–14) conducted by the malting and brewing industry before being registered in 2016.

AAC Synergy is a two-row spring malting barley cultivar widely adapted to Western Canada. It was registered in 2012.

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