Search by Crop & Variety: Redrock Spring Barley
Objective and Botanical Description of variety:
Redrock is a two-row spring forage barley developed by WestBred, a unit of Monsanto.
Redrock is stable and uniform in appearance and performance. Redrock two rowed spring barley is hooded with tonnage and high forage quality. Redrock has higher grain yield and improved forage tonnage over Stockford. Redrock has higher protein and starch content while maintaining lower ADF and NDF, giving it higher TDN and RFV than Stockford as well.
Area of adaptation and primary use of variety:
Redrock has been tested, and shown, adaptation to the irrigated acres of Eastern Washington.
|Juvenile Growth Habit||Erect|
|Leaf Color at Boot||Green|
|Flag Leaf at Boot||Erect, No Twist, No Wax|
|Pubescence on Leaf Blade||Yes|
|Pubescence on Leaf Sheath||No|
|Heading Date||155 days|
|Plant Height (cm)||100.3|
|Spike Position at Maturity:||Nodding|
|Hairiness of Rachis Edge||Few|
|Rachilla Hair Length||Long|
|Lemma Awns||Sessile Hoods|
|Length of Lemma Awns||n/a|
|Lemma Awn Surface||n/a|
|Texture (if covered)||Semi-wrinkled|
|Avg 1,000 Kernel wt (g)||48|
Variants and Frequency:
Redrock may contain a tall variant (2-4 inches) at frequencies up to 4/10,000 (.04%).
No other variants are known to occur.
Resistance to diseases and pests:
Redrock has not been tested thoroughly enough to make claims for its disease resistance.