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Meg’s Song

Spring Barley

Meg’s Song is a two-row, hulless, spring food barley developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Meg’s Song is named in honor of Meg Gollnick for her dedication to and work in agricultural research, and for her love of cooking and baking with flavorful and nutritious grains.

Meg’s Song, developed specifically for human consumption, contains 70 to 100% higher β-glucan (a heart-healthy dietary fiber) than common Washington grown varieties. Meg’s Song is a high-yielding waxy barley, with excellent tolerance to lodging, high test weight and protein, and unique culinary characteristics.

Agronomics & Quality for Hulless Food Market Class

Yield Potential is Excellent

Test Weight is Excellent

Protein is High

Height is Medium

Maturity is Medium

Standability is Strong

Starch is Waxy

Two-Year WSU Variety Testing Data 2018-2019

16″-20″ > 20″
Variety Beta Glucan* (%) Yield (BU/A) Test WT (LBS/BU) Protein (%) Beta Glucan * (%) Yield (BU/A) Test WT (LBS/BU) Protein (%)
Meg’s Song 7.0 3910 58.6 13.4 7.3 4373 57.6 12.4
Havener 6.0 3918 60.2 12.0 6.5 4308 58.4 11.3
Lyon 5.0 4873 53.3 11.4 4.5 5228 51.7 10.0
Survivor 4.6 4360 53.6 11.8 4.0 4841 52.4 10.7
Lenetah 4.3 4920 54.3 10.8 4.2 5311 42.7 9.8
LCS Vespa 4.3 4850 53.0 11.4 4.2 4995 50.8 10.4
Muir 4.2 4730 53.5 11.0 4.0 5293 52.5 9.9
CDC Copeland 4.0 4452 51.0 11.0 3.9 4897 50.3 10.3
Champion 3.9 4932 55.1 11.0 3.6 5110 53.3 10.0
C.V. %

LSD (0.05)

NA

NA

8

205

1.2

0.4

4.8

0.3

NA

NA

9

265

2.0

0.6

5.1

0.3

16″ – 20″ Precip Zone (Dayton, Mayview, St. John, Walla) 2018-2019, 8 loc/years.

>20″ Precip Zone (Fairfield, Farmington, Palouse, Pullman) 2014-2019, 8 loc/years.

*Betaglucan- 16-20″ Precip Zone (Dayton, Mayview)

>20″ Precip Zone (Fairfield, Palouse, Pullman)


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 Meg’s Song in pdf format (pdf).

Dryland Grain Production Area

Meg's Song WSU Variety production area

Washington State University