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Spring barley 'AUSTRIS'


Species: Spring barley

Variety title: Austris




Ansis/WW 8208

Developed by using methods of biotechnology (double haploid method)

Maintainer and representative of selection breeders:

Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Stende Research Centre

Authors of the variety:

S. Kaļiņina, D. Grauda, I. Rašals, M. Bleidere, I.Grunte, S. Maļecka



Protection period of the variety:


Morphological description:


A two-row ear, average ear length - 6 cm, medium dense (variety nutans).  The average stem length is 78 cm. High tillering capacity - 3 to 4 productive stems.

Economic characteristics:

Medium-late variety - vegetation period averages from 85 to 90 days. High lodging resistance. A variety of medium intensity with the potential of productivity up to 6.5 t ha–1.


Very coarse grain, 1,000 grain weight (on average 52 g) and

High density (670-710 g L-1)

Total protein content is on average 11.6 - 13.5 %.

Susceptibility to diseases:

In field conditions, medium resistance to net blotch and mildew, high resistance to loose smut.


Feed and food processing.


The variety is suitable for cultivation in good and medium cultivated soils, sowing rate 400 germinating seeds per m2. Optimum dose of nitrogen fertiliser in well cultivated soils – 70-90 kg ha-1. Suitable for cultivation under conventional and biological farming conditions.

For information:

Māra Bleidere