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BG 104, six-rowed spring barley, was developed by WestBred/a Unit of Monsanto, (Ownership of all barley germplasm has been transferred from WestBred/Monsanto to Highland Specialty Grain).
BG 104 was selected for hulless and shrunken endosperm, waxy starch content, yield, and standability following the initial cross and subsequent pedigree breeding procedures.
BG 104 was tested against established check varieties in the irrigated areas of Idaho Falls, ID, Bozeman, MT, and the dryland area of Belfield, ND, and has shown good adaption to those areas.
BG 104 is moderately resistant to powdery mildew and leaf rust. BG 104 is resistant to stem rust.

Kind  Spring Barley
Seasonal Growth Habit Spring
Coleoptile Color Green
Juvenile Growth Habit semi-erect
Leaf Color at Boot Green
Flag Leaf at Boot Erect straight n/waxy
Auricle Color White
Day(s) to 50% Heading 30.5
Anther Color
Plant Height (cm) 53.4
Spike Shape Oblong
Spike Density Mid Dense
Spike Curvature Inclined
Awn Type
Awn Color
Glume Color
Glume Length
Shoulder Shape
Shoulder Width
Beak Shape
Beak Length
Glume Pubescence
Seed Color
Seed Shape
Brush Size
Avg 1,000 Kernel wt (g) 25.6

NOTE: having a shrunken endosperm greatly reduces the 1000-Kernel weight
Highland Specialty Grains will mainatin Breeder seed by planting head rows when necessary. The certified classes of seed shall be: Foundation, Registered, and Certified. Certifed seed will be contracted for sale in spring of 2016.
Application for PVP is anticipated with the option that BG 104 can be sold by variety name only. Certified seed production acreage is not to be published by AOSCA and certifying agencies.

Data Sheets

Allowed Variants

Phenotypic variant(s): Seed variant: BG 104 may contain a hulled or long awned variant at frequencies of up to 18/10,000 seed (0.18%). No other variants are known to occur and BG 104 is a stable and uniform variety.
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