Goldeneye Barley

  • Spring Barley
  • High yield potential
  • Low propensity for lodging
  • Goldeneye is a six-rowed
  • Erect-growing
  • Early heading spring feed barley
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Goldeneye spring barley was developed at the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station and released in 2005. It was selected from the cross of Woodvale/Steptoe/OR3. Its main characteristics are a high yield potential, a low propensity for lodging, and a relatively high test weight among six-rowed cultivars.

Goldeneye is a six-rowed, erect-growing, early heading spring feed barley. It is recommended for growing under irrigation in the Intermountain region of the USA. For 3 yr of Western Regional Irrigated Spring Barley tests, yield was significantly higher than those of ‘Baronesse’, ‘Stander’, ‘Harrington’, and ‘Morex’. Among six-rowed types, the average test weight was higher than that of Steptoe.

Goldeneye has shown field resistance to barley loose smut and covered smut.

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(Hordeum vulgare)


Barley NRCS Plant Guide and Fact Sheet

PDF version of NRCS Plant Guide & Fact Sheet

Citation: Jacobs, A.A. 2016. Plant guide for common barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service,
Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center. Coffeeville, Mississippi.

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  • Goldeneye Barley
  • Hordeum vulgare

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