Technical Bulletin: Bentley Barley

 
 
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 Bentley was developed by the Field Crop Development Centre in Lacombe, and is available to producers through Canterra Seeds with contracts through Canada Malting. Bentley is a two-rowed, rough awned, malting barley, well-adapted to the Brown, Black and Grey Soil Zones of western Canada. Bentley has high grain and forage yields, that combined with its malting quality should make it an excellent multipurpose barley for the non-scald areas of western Canada. Bentley was tested in the Western Cooperative Registration Trials as TR05669 and FB414, and in FCDC trials as H93103004. Its pedigree is I92125/TR229 where I92125=ND10419/ND11231.

The FCDC yield data show that Bentley yielded 9% higher than AC Metcalfe, while the Coop yield data show a 11% yield advantage. Silage yields for this variety were 8% higher than AC Virden in Coop trials and 12% higher than Seebe in FCDC trials. It has similar maturity to AC Metcalfe.

Bentley has high percent plump and kernel weights. It has good malting quality with low protein, high extract, good protein modification and friability. Bentley has lower diastatic power and alpha amylase than AC Metcalfe, and is similar to CDC Copeland and Harrington for these traits.

Bentley is resistant to the spot form of net blotch and has moderate resistance to spot blotch and the surface borne smuts. It has shown a MR/MS type of reaction to common root rot, stem rust, fusarium head blight, and moderate susceptibility to the net form of net blotch and loose smut. It is susceptible to scald.

Field Crop Development Centre
Agronomic data 2002-2007

Entry Name
Maturity
(days)
1000 KWT
(g)
Test Wt
(kg/hl)
Anthesis
(days)
Height
(cm)
%Plump
%
Lodging
(0-9)
Lodging
Stage/%
AC Metcalfe
97.3
44.8
65.1
56.0
79.7
85.1
5.3
161.4
Bentley
98.2
47.8
64.0
56.2
82.8
87.4
3.5
127.0
Station Years
40
44
44
37
43
36
2
8

Western Cooperative 2-Row Barley Trials
Summary of Yield and Agronomic Data for all Stations Averaged for 2005 and 2006

Entry Name
Yield
(kg/ha)
Days to Head
Days to Maturity
Height (cm)
Lodging Score
Test Wt (kg/hl)
Kernel Weight (g)
% Plump >6/64
Harrington
5089.7
60.2
92.1
81.6
4.9
63.1
42.3
81.6
Xena
6300.0
60.2
93.4
83.1
3.7
66.4
49.0
90.2
AC Metcalfe
5471.2
60.5
92.8
83.7
4.4
65.5
44.2
87.3
CDC Kendall
5469.2
61.4
92.0
82.1
4.5
65.2
42.9
90.7
Bentley
6064.8
60.0
93.3
87.7
3.8
64.3
48.0
92.1
Station Years
30
26
27
30
6
28
26
21

Western Cooperative 2-Row Barley Trials
Yield (kg/ha) by Soil Zone 2005-2006

Entry Name
Black Soils
% AC Metcalfe
Black & Grey Soils
% AC Metcalfe
Brown Soils
% AC Metcalfe
Overall
% AC Metcalfe
Harrington
4904
88.0
5269.5
95.0
5093.0
94.0
5089.9
93.0
Xena
6410
119.0
6110.5
110.0
6347.0
117.0
6300.8
115.0
AC Metcalfe
5466
100.0
5541.5
100.0
5433.5
100.0
5471.0
100.0
CDC Kendall
5577
105.5
5326.0
96.0
5489.0
101.0
5469.0
100.0
Bentley
6375
117.0
5945.0
107.0
5956.0
110.0
6065.0
111.0
Station Years
8
8
14
30

Field Crop Development Centre Data
Yield by Yield Class 2002-2007

Entry Name
Grain Yield
<4.0
t/Ha
4.0 - 6.0
t/Ha
6.0 - 8.0
t/Ha
> 8.0
t/Ha
Overall
% AC Metcalfe
AC Metcalfe
3331
4697
6657
8335
5875
100.0
Bentley
3590
5024
7485
8780
6428
109.4
Station Years
5
15
20
6
46

Western Cooperative Two Row Barley Trial
Malting Quality Data Averaged for 2005 & 2006

Entry Name
Plump
(%)
1000
KWT
(g)
Protein
(%)
F. Extract
(%)
Soluble
Protein
(%)
S/T
Ratio
(%)
Diast.
Power
(L)
Alpha-
Amylase
(D.U.)
Beta-
Glucan
(ppm)
Viscos.
(cps)
Friab
(%)
Peeled
(%)
Harrington
89.2
42.9
11.9
79.7
4.9
41.3
115
56.8
111
1.45
90.0
9.4
AC Metcalfe
91.7
44.3
12.1
80.2
4.9
40.5
132
60.6
62
1.43
85.7
6.5
CDC Kendall
93.2
43.1
12.2
80.0
5.0
40.6
152
61.0
53
1.42
92.0
4.5
Bentley
93.4
48.4
11.7
80.0
4.8
40.4
107
55.6
95
1.43
88.7
6.3
Station Years
Mean of 6 station years

Western Cooperative Forage Barley Trial
Averaged for 2005 & 2006

Entry Name
DM Yield
% Virden
Forage Quality
% Ranger RFV
CP
ADF
NDF
TDN
RFV
AC Ranger
10279
98.9
9.2
36.1
54.8
51.7
103.1
100.0
Virden
10398
100.0
9.7
36.5
55.1
51.3
102.0
98.9
Vivar
10386
99.9
9.3
35.3
55.5
52.6
102.9
99.8
Bentley (FB414)
11271
108.4
9.1
35.5
54.4
52.4
104.7
101.6
Station Years
11


Field Crop Development Centre
February 2009
 
 
 
 
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