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Lyon

Spring Barley

Lyon is a two-row dual-purpose malt and feed barley developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Lyon is named in honor of Steven R. Lyon, a farmer and long-time wheat researcher at Washington State University.

Lyon is a high yielding, broadly adapted variety particularly well suited to intermediate and high rainfall zones of the Palouse where Bob, Baronesse, Lenetah, and Champion are currently being grown. Lyon has excellent stem rust resistance, high protein, and plump kernels across a wide range of environments.

Agronomics

Yield Potential is Excellent

Protein is Very Good

Test Weight is Average

Maturity is Medium

Height is Medium

Plump Kernels is Excellent

 

Disease Resistance

Leaf Rust is Excellent

Stripe Rust is Moderately Susceptible

Six-Year WSU Variety Testing Data 2014-2019

16″-20″ > 20″
Variety Yield (LBS/A) Test WT (LBS/BU) Protein (%) Yield (BU/A) Test WT (LBS/BU) Protein (%)
Lenetah 4327 53.4 11.8 5113 52.8 10.8
LCS Vespa 4301 52.2 12.2 4908 51.4 11.2
LCS Odyssey 4228 51.4 11.9 4978 50.9 10.7
Lyon 4207 52.4 12.5 4959 51.9 10.9
Champion 4171 53.8 11.9 4984 53.5 10.9
LCS Genie 4137 52.4 11.9 5003 51.9 10.8
Muir 4051 52.0 12.4 4955 52.2 11.1
CDC Copeland 3707 50.0 12.3 4577 50.5 11.0
C.V. %

LSD (0.05)

8

117

1.4

0.3

5.1

0.0

10

173

2.1

0.4

5.7

0.2

16-20″ Precip Zone (Dayton, Mayview, St. John, Walla Walla), 2014-2019, 21 loc/years

>20″ Precip Zone (Fairfield, Farmington, Palouse, Pullman) 2014-2019, 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 Lyon in pdf format (pdf).

Dryland Grain Production Area

Spring barley Lyon production area in eastern Washington, northwestern Idaho, and northeastern Oregon.

Washington State University