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Image Number K3936-13

Barley (Hordeum vulgare). Barley was domesticated by 8000 B.C., probably in the Middle East. Hull-less barley can be grown in winter on the same land used for summertime corn and soybean production—thus preventing winter soil erosion—and requires fewer soil amendments for cultivation.

 

Photo by Doug Wilson.


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Last Modified: 10/2/2008
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