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Spring naked barley 'KORNELIJA'


Species: Spring barley
Variety title: Kornelija 





Maintainer and representative of selection breeders:

Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Stende Research Centre

Authors of the variety:

I. Belicka, M. Bleidere, I. Grunte



Protection period of the variety:


Morphological description:

Two-row ear, cylinder shaped - 8-9 cm long, medium dense.

The grains are naked, brown, easily harvested, coarse, elongated. The average stem length is 80 cm.

Economic characteristics:

Early variety, average vegetation period 75 - 80 days (5 -7 days earlier than that of ‘Ansis’ variety). Medium lodging resistance (6 - 8 points). A variety of medium intensity with the potential productivity of up to 5.0 t ha–1.


High 1,000 grain weight - 49-53 g and density 690-745 g L-1, high content of total protein 14.0-17.0% and increased content of  β-glucans 5-6%.

Susceptibility to diseases:

Resistant to loose smut and  net blotch in field conditions, medium resistance to mildew.


For food and feed


Cultivation only on well cultivated soils that are free from weeds is recommended. The optimum dose of nitrogen fertiliser in pure substance 60-90 kg ha-1 with the sowing rate of 450-500 germinating seeds per m². Treat the seed with mordant, harvest immediately after reaching of complete ripening.

For information:

Māra Bleidere