The Seed of the Year program has selected Harrington barley as the winner of the 2009 Seed of the Year – West. Bred by Bryan Harvey and Brian Rossnagel at the University of Saskatchewan, Harrington was the first high-enzyme, rapid-modification two-row malting barley bred in Canada. Harrington was released in 1981, with the first certified seed sold in 1983.
Nominator Bruce Coulman said “Harrington was the dominant variety of malting barley for so many years, and is still in production after more than 25 years. It became a world standard for malting barley quality.”