Major barley.

Legge, W.G., Tucker, J.R., Fetch Jr., T.G., Haber, S.M., Menzies, J.G., Noll, J.S., Tekauz, A., Turkington, T.K., and Savard, M.E. (2013). "Major barley.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 93(2), pp. 291-297. doi : 10.4141/cjps2012-248  Access to full text


Major is a hulled two-row spring malting barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivar widely adapted to western Canada. Developed from the cross Rivers/Newdale made in 1999, Major was evaluated in the Western Cooperative Two-row Barley Registration Test (2006–2007) and the Collaborative Malting Barley Trials (2007–2008) conducted by the malting and brewing industry before being registered in 2009. Major has an excellent combination of agronomic traits and disease resistance with malting quality similar to AC Metcalfe, a cultivar widely used commercially by the malting and brewing industry in domestic and export markets.

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