Search by Crop & Variety: BG Katana Spring Barley
Objective and Botanical Description of the variety:
BG Katana is a six-rowed spring barley developed by WestBred, a unit of Monsanto.
BG Katana was selected for slightly waxy, naked plump seed, along with agronomically favorable traits that include tillering, standability, and resistance to yellow rust. BG Katana was developed and advanced through the traditional pedigree breeding method.
Area of adaptation sand primary use of variety:
BG Katana has been tested, and shown, adaptation to the northern Palouse, the irrigated Columbia Basin, and the dryland Highway 2 corridor of Washington State and North Idaho.
|Juvenile Growth Habit||Erect|
|Leaf Color at Boot||Green|
|Flag Leaf at Boot||Erect, No Twist, No Wax|
|Pubescence on Leaf Blade||No|
|Pubescence on Leaf Sheath||No|
|Heading Date||165 days from 1/1|
|Plant Height (cm)||79.5|
|Spike Position at Maturity:||Erect|
|Hairiness of Rachis Edge||Covered|
|Rachilla Hair Length||Long|
|Length of Lemma Awns||Short|
|Lemma Awn Surface||Rough|
|Texture (if covered)||n/a|
|Avg 1,000 Kernel wt (g)||38|
Variants and Frequency:
Taller plants occur at up to .04% (4/10,000). Long awned plants occur at up to .04% (4/10,000). Shrunken endosperm and/or covered seed at 0.18% (18/10,000).
Resistance to diseases and pests:
BG Katana has shown good tolerance to yellow stripe rust in Eastern Washington that it’s predecessors have been susceptible to.