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Crop kind and market class: Two-row, spring, hulless, food barley
Selection No.: 09WA-265.5  Name: Havener  Pedigree: X04041-T32/X04041-T34
X04041-T32 and X04041-T34 are spring, hulless, waxy barley lines with high beta-glucan content that were derived from a cross between 01WA-13862.3, a hulless, waxy barley and Radiant. 01WA- 13862.3 is a hulless waxy spring barley derived from a cross between SH 97110, a hulless barley, and Merlin, a hulless, waxy barley.
Havener is a hull-less, food barley with high beta-glucan that is broadly adapted across all rainfall zones of eastern Washington State. Averaged across all rainfall locations and years in the 2013-2014 Variety Testing trails, Havener  had yields significantly exceeding Meresse, the hull-less control, by 338 lbs/acres. Havener  has 5% higher beta-glucan content than Meresse, and between 31 and 38% higher beta-glucan content than commonly grown hulled cultivars. Havener also has significantly higher test weight than Meresse by 2.9 lbs/bu, and 5-8 lbs/bu higher test weight than all commonly grown hulled cultivars tested.
Havener is a food crop, plant-type: spring, head type: two-row, intended to replace: Meresse and Clearwater across all rainfall zones.
Havener is broadly adapted to different rainfall zones and dryland production systems of eastern Washington. In data summarized over two years (2013-2014) and across all rainfall zones, Havener significantly out-yielded Meresse by 338 lbs/acre. From 2013 to 2014, Havener yielded 378 lbs/acre higher than Meresse (3718lb/a compared to 3340 lb/a) across the high rainfall zone (>20” precip/yr) locations of Pullman, Fairfield and Farmington. Over the same time period, Havener yielded 327 lbs/acre higher than Meresse (3490 compared to 3163 lb/a) across the intermediate rainfall zone (16-20” precip/yr) locations of St. John, Mayview, Dayton, Walla Walla, and Reardon. In the low rainfall zone (<16” precip/yr) locations of Almira and Lamont, Havener yielded an average of 255 lbs/acre higher than Meresse (2506 compared to 2251 lb/a)
Agronomic characteristics: Results summarized from 2013 and 2014 Variety Testing trials show that Havener has an average heading date 3, 2, and 4 days later than Meresse and 1 day earlier, 2 days later and no difference compared to Baronesse across high, intermediate and low rainfall zones, respectively. On average, Havener is 3, 2 and 2 inches taller than Meresse across the high, intermediate and low rainfall zones, respectively, and generally statistically equal to slightly taller than Baronesse across locations.
Quality: Havener is a hulless variety designated as a food type. Havener has shown an average test weight of 58.3 lbs/acre across all rainfall zones (14 location/years), significantly higher than Meresse (55.4 lbs/a), Lyon (51.4 lbs/a), Baronesse (50.9/a), and all other hulled varieties tested. Havener has an average protein content of 13.5% across all rainfall zones (14 location/years), significantly higher than Champion (12.1%), Lenetah (11.9%), and Lyon (12.5%), and significantly lower than Meresse (15.1%) . In our WSU barley breeding trials from 2013 to 2014, Havener has shown an average beta-glucan content 36, 38, 35, 34, 31 and 5% higher than Baronesse, Champion, CDC Copeland, Lenetah, Muir and Meresse, respectively.
 

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