Submitted to: North American Barley Research Workshop Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/22/2008
Publication Date: 10/26/2008
Citation: Budde, A.D., Smith, K.P. 2008. The Journey: From a Breeder's Cross to a Malting Barley Variety. In: Barley Newsletter 51, North American Barley Research Workshop Proceedings, October 26-29, 2008, Madison, Wisconsin. Poster No. 5.
Technical Abstract: The process of generating a barley variety takes at least eight to ten years from the time the cross is made until a new variety is released. Each year 50 to 100 crosses are made, with each one producing hundreds of progeny. Years later after cycles of inbreeding, selection, and evaluation for numerous traits a couple of these progeny will make it into the AMBA pilot malting evaluation program and possible to plant scale brewing tests before being released as a variety. The variety "Rasmusson" has recently made this journey and is used to illustrate how a line is evaluated as a potential malting barley. A timeline with quality data documenting progress for advancing this line to malting barley status is presented.