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Spring barley 'ABAVA'


Species: Spring barley
Variety title: Abava




61238 x Domen

Maintainer and representative of selection breeders:

Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Stende Research Centre

The rights of the breeder are not protected in Latvia, the seed may be grown and sold without licence contract

Authors of the variety:

G.Timule, Z.Strumpe, R.Kude, I. Belicka


Recommended for cultivation since 1980. Registered at the National Plant Variety Catalogue in 2001

Protection period of the variety:


Morphological description:

The average stem length is 95 cm, the plant is upright

Two-row ear, with mildly narrowed top, 8-12 cm

The grains are elongated, coarse, uniform, yellow

Economic characteristics:

A variety of medium intensive type, medium late, vegetation period from full sprouts to wax ripeness – 90 days. Lodging resistance is medium (5-8 points), high resistance to germination in ears, productive tillering coefficient 1.6-3.0.

Crop potential 5.0-6.5 t ha–1.


1,000 grain weight 45-53 g, density 670-690 g L-1.

Total protein content in grains 10.3-13.5 %, extractability 78-81.5 %.

Susceptibility to diseases:

The variety is resistant to loose smut and medium resistance against septoria, rinhosporiosis.

susceptible to mildew and pyrenophora teres


The grain can be used for animal feed


Ecologically plastic variety, grows well in different types of soil. Sowing rate 400 germinating seeds per m2. Optimum nitrogen dose in pure substance 70-90 kg ha-1.

Recommended for cultivation either in conventional or biological cultivation systems.  

For information:

Māra Bleidere