Spring Barley

Survivor is a two-row, hulled, spring feed barley developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Survivor is the first barley variety in the U.S. that possesses tolerance to IMI-herbicides in a high yielding genetic background. Survivor is adapted across all rainfall zones in dryland farming systems in eastern Washington. It is moderately resistant to stripe rust and has high protein and test weight in the feed barley market class.

Survivor is not intended to be sprayed with IMI-herbicides; rather it was developed to withstand residual herbicides in the soil. 

Agronomics for the Hulless, Feed Barely Market Class

  • Yield Potential is Average
  • Test Weight is Excellent
  • Protein is High
  • Height is Medium
  • Maturity is Medium

Disease Resistance

  • Stripe Rust is Moderately Resistant

Four-Year WSU Variety Testing Data 2016–2019

Annual PrecipitationVarietyYield (LBS/A)Test WT (LBS/BU)Protein (%)
16″-20″CDC Copeland407850.911.5
16″-20″C.V. %
16″-20″LSD (0.05)1480.30.3
> 20″Lyon504752.010.6
> 20″Muir508252.610.6
> 20″Survivor480353.011.0
> 20″CDC Copeland464050.610.7
> 20″Havener422159.711.7
> 20″C.V. %101.05.4
> 20″LSD (0.05)2020.40.2

16″ – 20″ Precip Zone (Dayton, Mayview, St. John, Walla Walla) 2016-2019, 14 loc/years.

>20″ Precip Zone (Fairfield, Farmington, Palouse, Pullman) 2016-2019, 15 loc/years.


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 Survivor in pdf format (pdf).

Dryland Grain Production Area

Spring barley Survivor production area.