New barley varieties released in Iran

October 15, 2010 at 9:27 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Iran’s Seed and Plant Improvement Institute has released three new high-yielding barley varieties, selected from nurseries received from ICARDA. The variety Yousef is resistant to terminal drought and suitable for cultivation in moderate to warm areas. Fajre is tolerant to cold, lodging and shattering, and suitable for moderate environments in Iran. Bahman is tolerant to cold, lodging, shattering and terminal drought, and well adapted to cold areas. Iran’s Dryland Agricultural Research Institute has reported that three other barley varieties (two winter/facultative and one spring variety), all derived from ICARDA’s nurseries, are performing consistently well in national trials. These varieties are candidates for release in 2010-11.

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