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We urge you to purchase certified seed of our varieties from reputable suppliers.
We can provide 10 grams of seed of OSU Public varieties and released germplasms @ $20 per sample to cover shipping and handling.
Distribution of experimental germplasm requires a research Materials Transfer Agreement.
Please contact us for further details:
Department of Crop and Soil Science
3050 Campus Way
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97333
Barley is a beautiful and productive plant. Grow a few plants in pots for striking conversation pieces, a swath in a garden border, or devote a full garden bed. Follow this link for detailed instructions.
Please excuse us while we deal with updating this table. For the time being, please follow this link for the Thunder variety release documentation.
|Variety or germplasm||Release status||Seed source||Spike type||Growth habit||Hull type||Awn type||
Principal end use(s)
Order indicates priority
OSU Barley Project
|6 row||winter||hulled||awned||Feed, malt, food||Resistant to stripe rust and scald. Watch out for leaf rust and BYDV. Plump seed and high test weight. Very well adapted to high rainfall areas of the Pacific Northwest. Successfully malted by Skagit Malting and brewed at leading Seattle breweries. Successful organic feed production by Hummingbird Wholesale.|
|Buck||Public variety||OSU Barley Project||6 row||winter||naked||awned||Food, malt, feed||A pure line successor to #STRKR, with better threshability. Resistant to stripe rust and leaf rust. Watch out for scald and BYDV.|
Oregon Naked Barley Blend (ONBB)
|Germplasm||OSU Barley Project||2 and 6 row||winter, facultative, and spring||naked||awned and hooded||Food, malt, feed||If you are interested in food barley, simplified plant breeding, and doubled haploid research/variety development opportunities this could be the resource for you. 753 doubled haploids blended!|
|Full Pint||Public variety||
OSU Barley Project
|2 row||spring||hulled||awned||Malt, feed, food||First released as germplasm BCD47, PI 659444. Later released as the variety Full Pint - short as a half pint, but who want a half pint when you can have a full pint? A barley that may contribute to beer flavor. Resistant to stripe rust and most races of leaf rust. Watch out for mildew. Scald and BYDV usually not issues in spring-planted barley. Semi-dwarf, lodging resistant. Suitable for irrigated/ high rainfall areas. Malts, beers, and whiskeys available available from quality purveyors. An Epiheterodendrin non-producer.|
|Vibrant Hooded Germplasm||Germplasm||OSU Barley Project||6 row||winter, facultative, and spring||hulled||hooded||Forage, ?||A blend of hooded doubled haploid and advanced lines from different pedigrees.||Germplasm release in preparation|
|Maja||Formerly licensed; Returning to public domain||OSU Barley Project||6 row||facultative||hulled||awned||Malt, feed, food||High yielding and ideally suited for irrigated conditions in the intermountain west, but there are favorable reports from Ohio. Resistant to stripe rust; needs fungicide protection from scald and leaf rust in high rainfall areas. A facultative variety with excellent winterhardiness: plant fall or spring. Was approved for AMBA Plant Scale but never commercialized.||Variety release|
|#STRKR||Germplasm||OSU Barley Project||6 row||winter||naked||awned||Food, feed, malt||Multi-colored blend of three pure lines. Excellent for whole grain berries, as coarse milled couscous style, and flour. Grain, flour and flakes available from Hummingbird Wholesale - marketed as "Streaker". Resistant to stripe rust. Watch out for all other diseases.||Journal of Plant Registrations|
|Verdant||Formerly licensed; Returning to public domain||
OSU Barley Project
|6 row||winter||hulled||hooded||Forage||Made a splash as the winter forage barley. Farmers were "wearing out the gravel roads driving by to see it". Resistant to stripe rust and scald. Successes in Washington, Oklahoma, Texas, and Morocco.|