Search by Crop & Variety: Vaquero Spring Barley
Objectives and Botanical Description of the variety:
Vaquero is a two-row spring forage barley that was developed by WestBred, a unit of Monsanto.
Vaquero was selected based on standability, tillering, and grain plumpness. It is a tall hooded barley with excellent forage tonnage. Vaquero is 3-6 inches taller than Stockford with better standability and higher TDN and RFV. Vaquero is stable and uniform in appearance and performance.
Vaquero was advanced through the standard pedigree breeding method.
Area of adaptation and primary use of variety:
Vaquero has tested, and shown, adaptation to the irrigated acres of Eastern Washington.
|Juvenile Growth Habit||Erect|
|Leaf Color at Boot||Dark Green|
|Flag Leaf at Boot||Recurved, Not-Twisted, Not Waxy|
|Pubescence on Leaf Blade||No|
|Pubescence on Leaf Sheath||No|
|Heading Date||81.5 days|
|Plant Height (cm)||116|
|Spike Position at Maturity:||Inclined|
|Hairiness of Rachis Edge||Covered|
|Rachilla Hair Length||Short|
|Lemma Awns||Sessile Hoods|
|Length of Lemma Awns||n/a|
|Lemma Awn Surface||n/a|
|Glume Hairiness||Middle Only|
|Texture (if covered)||Semi-wrinkled|
|Avg 1,000 Kernel wt (g)||44|
Variants and Frequency:
Vaquero may contain a tall variant (2-4 in) at frequencies up to 4/10,000 plants (.04%). No other variants are known to occur.
Resistance to diseases and pests:
Vaquero has not been tested thoroughly enough to make claims of it’s disease resistance.