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Havener

Spring Barley

Havener is a two-row, hulless, spring food barley developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Havener is named in honor of Robert and Elizabeth Havener, longtime champions in the effort to eradicate hunger and malnutrition worldwide. Havener, developed specifically for human consumption, contains 50 to 75% higher β-glucan (a heart-healthy soluble dietary fiber) than common Washington-grown varieties Lyon, Muir, Champion, Bob and Baronesse. Havener has higher yields and test weights across all eastern Washington rainfall zones than the hulless variety Meresse.

Agronomics for Hulless Food Market Class

Yield Potential is Excellent

Test Weight is Excellent

Protein is Average

Height is Medium

Maturity is Medium

Disease Resistance

Leaf Rust is Moderately Susceptible, similar to Meresse

Three-Year WSU Variety Testing Data 2017-2019

16″-20″ > 20″
Variety Beta Glucan* (%) Yield (BU/A) Test WT (LBS/BU) Protein (%) Beta Glucan * (%) Yield (BU/A) Test WT (LBS/BU) Protein (%)
Havener 6.3 3664 60.4 12.1 6.3 4063 59.7 12.2
Lyon 4.7 4503 52.8 11.6 4.3 4898 52.0 10.1
Lenetah 4.2 4596 54.0 11.0 4.2 5006 53.2 9.9
Muir 4.1 4337 52.5 11.4 3.9 4952 52.5 10.0
LCS Vespa 3.9 4541 52.7 11.5 4.2 4760 51.6 10.4
CDC Copeland 3.9 4598 54.6 11.1 3.6 4352 50.4 10.4
Champion 3.7 3987 50.6 11.3 3.7 4763 53.6 9.9
LCS Genie 3.4 4421 52.9 11.0 3.8 4846 52.2 10.2
LCS Odyssey 3.3 4396 51.8 11.1 3.9 4885 51.0 10.0
C.V. %

LSD (0.05)

NA

NA

8

174

1.3

0.3

4.9

0.2

NA

NA

10

228

2.0

0.5

5.6

0.3

16″ – 20″ Precip Zone (Dayton, Mayview, St. John, Walla) 2017-2018, 6 loc/years.

>20″ Precip Zone (Fairfield, Farmington, Palouse, Pullman) 2017-2018, 8 loc/years.

*Beta glucan (Dayton, Mayview) 2017-2018, 4 loc/years.

**Beta glucan (Fairfield, Farmington, Palouse) 2017-2018, 6 loc/years.


Availability

For seed inquiries please call Washington Genetics at (509)-659-4020 or contact your local seed dealer.

Signed grower agreements are required.

View WSU Variety Havener in pdf format (pdf)

Dryland Grain Production Area

Dryland production area for Haverner.

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