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Muir

Spring Barley

Muir is a two-row spring feed barley developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Muir is named in honor of Carl Muir, a former graduate student of Orville Vogel and a long-time field supervisor with the WSU Barley Breeding Program.

Muir is a high yielding variety adapted to low to intermediate rainfall zones of the Palouse. Muir provides an excellent multi-disease resistance package, has reliably plump kernels and high protein, and performs well in low-input and organic systems.

Agronomics

Yield Potential is Excellent in All Rainfall Zones

Test Weight is Average

Protein is Above Average

Plump Kernels is Excellent

Height is Shorter than Average

Maturity is Medium-Early

Disease Resistance

Leaf Rust is Excellent

Stripe Rust is Excellent High-Temperature, Adult Plant Resistance

Powdery Mildew is Resistant

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 11.1
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 Variety Muir in pdf format (pdf).

Dryland Grain Production AreDryland grain production area for spring barley Muir.

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