Location: Cereal Crops ResearchTitle: Registration of 'Rasmusson' Barley) Author
Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/20/2010
Publication Date: 9/2/2010
Citation: Smith, K.P., Rasmusson, D.C., Schiefelbein, E., Wiersma, J.J., Wiersma, J.V., Budde, A.D., Dill-Macky, R., Steffenson, B. 2010. Registration of 'Rasmusson' Barley. Journal of Plant Registrations. 4:167-170. Interpretive Summary: This article publicizes the registration of an experimental line as a new barley variety "Rasmusson". Impact of this release: Rasmusson is a new variety that has superior malting quality and improved agronomics to many of the current barley varieties being grown in the Midwest. This line gives growers an opportunity to increase their odds of producing a crop with excellent malting quality that will garner a premium market price.
Technical Abstract: Rasmusson’ (Reg. No. CV-345, PI 658495) is a spring, six-rowed, malting barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) released by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in January 2008. It was named after Donald Rasmusson, who worked as a barley breeder at the University of Minnesota from 1958 to 2000. Rasmusson has the pedigree M95/‘Lacey’ and is the product of advanced cycle breeding derived from crosses among elite breeding lines within the University of Minnesota breeding program. Rasmusson was released based on its superior yield performance across the Upper Midwest of the United States and surrounding regions in Canada and favorable malting quality, in particular, high malt extract. Rasmusson is resistant to spot blotch [caused by Cochliobolus sativus (Ito and Kuribayashi) Drechs. ex Dastur] and the prevalent races of stem rust (caused by Puccinia graminis Pers.: Pers. f. sp. tritici Erikss. & E. Henn).