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Tech. Q. Master Brew. Assoc. Am., January/February/March 1968, 5(1), 100-102 English  |  VIEW ARTICLE
Hybrid barley: Methods of development and potential usage

P. H. Hoskins

The purpose of developing hybrid barley varieties is to obtain a 30% yield advantage over the present self-pollinated, commercial varieties. The difference in breeding techniques for self-pollinated and hybrid barley is explained. Present problems in research for developing the proper genetic tools to produce a commercial hybrid variety are covered. The potentialities of future, commercial, hybrid barley varieties in respect to yield, malting quality, and competition with other grain crops are emphasized.