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Spring barley 'DIDZIS'





Justina/ M5 (Danuta/Austris)

Maintainer and representative of selection breeders:

Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Stende Research Centre

Authors of the variety:

M. Bleidere, I. Grunte



Protection period of the variety:


Morphological description:

Two-row ear, on average 7.5 cm long, the average stem length 70 cm (similar to the variety ‘Ansis’).

Economic characteristics:

Medium-early variety, vegetation period 95 - 105 days (4 days shorter than that of ‘Ansis’). High lodging resistance (8.5 - 9.0 points). Potential productivity at the average fertilisation does is up to 7.5 t ha-1 (average productivity at Stende over a period of 5 years: 6.53 t ha-1).


The grain is coarse, 1,000 grain weight 46-53 g, density is high 680-710 g L-1. Total protein content in grains 9.5 - 12.5 %.

Susceptibility to diseases:

Very high or complete resistance to mildew in field conditions, high resistance to net blotch. Medium resistance to fusariosis.


The grain can be used for animal feed and food


The variety is suitable for cultivation in good and medium cultivated soils, sowing rate 350-400 germinating seeds per m2. Optimum dose of nitrogen fertiliser in well cultivated soils averages from 90 to 110 kg ha-1. Cultivation by using integrated agriculture technologies is permissible.

For information:

Māra Bleidere