Taylor barley


Legge, W.G., Tucker, J.R., Bizimungu, B., Tekauz, A., Fetch, T.G., Haber, S., Menzies, J.G., Noll, J.S., Turkington, T.K., Martin, R.A., Choo, T.M., Vigier, B.J., Blackwell, B.A., Savard, M.E. (2013). Taylor barley. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 93(5), 969-977. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2013-126


Taylor is a hulless two-row spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivar with malting quality potential, and is one of the first hulless cultivars to be registered for that purpose in Canada. This line was developed in 2001 from a CDC Freedom/Rivers cross by in vitro selection using three Fusarium derived mycotoxins in the medium of an anther culture system. Taylor was evaluated in the Western Cooperative Hulless Barley Registration Test (2006-2008), and in pilot-scale malting trials (2007-2008), before being registered as HB705 in 2009 with its name changed to Taylor in 2011. In extensive evaluation in Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum Schwabe) nurseries from 2002 to 2011, Taylor consistently showed low deoxynivalenol concentration.