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Robust Spring Barley

Hordeum vulgare L.
SKU: 835865009277-835865003237
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Spring Barley is a cool season, annual cereal grain. It is easy to grow and widely adapted across the United States. While its usage depends on region, it is primarily grown for grain, forage or cover cropping. In the Midwest, it is best to plant in the spring for grain production, fall for livestock or deer forage, or any time throughout the year for cover cropping. 

Supported Species Cattle, Horses, Hogs, Poultry, Sheep, Goats, Deer, Upland Game Birds
Primary Usage Silage, Pasture, Grain, Wildlife, Cover Crop, Nurse Crop, Emergency Forage


Sun Requirement Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Preference Well Drained, Moderately Drained
Soil pH 6.3-7.0
Days to Maturity 65-67 Days
Height when mature 34-36 inches

Perform a soil test for exact recommendations.

Hardiness Hardy

Planting Dates

Northern Zone Early/Mid/Late Spring
Late Summer
Early/Mid Fall
Transitional Zone Early/Mid/Late Spring
Late Summer
Early/Mid Fall
Southern Zone Early/Mid Spring
Mid/Late Spring
Early/Mid Fall
Mid/Late Fall

Planting Requirements

Planting Depth 1-2 inches
Seeding Rate

60-90 lbs per acre

Northern Zone -60 To -10 F
-50 To -23 C
Transitional Zone -10 To 20 F
-23 To -6 C
Southern Zone 20 To 70 F
-6 To 21 C

How To Plant

    Planting Requirements

    Planting Depth 1-2 inches
    Seeding Rate

    60-90 lbs per acre

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    Does your barley still have the outer shell on it and is it good for fodder systems for chickens?
    Our barley is whole seed. Removal of the outer shell can inhibit germination. The hull is intact. You can use this barley in fodder systems.
    Is this a two or six row barley?
    Robust Spring Barley is a six-row barley variety.

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