Technical Bulletin: Busby Barley

 
 
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 Busby is a new two rowed, rough awned, feed barley that is now available to producers. Busby was developed by the Field Crop Development Centre at Lacombe and is marketed by Mastin Seeds Ltd., Sundre, Alberta. It is well-adapted to the Brown, Black and Grey Soil Zones of western Canada. Busby also has excellent disease resistance that combined with good grain yields and feed quality should make it a superior feed barley for the scald areas of western Canada.

Busby was tested in the Western Cooperative Registration Trials as TR06673 and in FCDC trials as H94034003. Its pedigree is H93089(F1)/Seebe where H93089=I92121/AC Metcalfe and I92121=ND7085/ND4994-15//ND7556.

This line has scald and stripe rust resistance similar to Seebe, but with 10% higher grain yield and earlier maturity. It has good lodging resistance and heads and matures earlier than Xena. Its kernel weight, test weight and percent plump are similar to Xena. It also has a higher digestible energy and lower fibre content than Xena.

Busby is resistant to the surface-borne smuts, and moderately resistant to the spot form of net blotch. It has a MR/MS reaction to stem rust, fusarium head blight, and scald. The scald ratings of this line in FCDC field trials show it has scald ratings as good as or better than Seebe, and in international nursery trials this line has shown resistance to stripe rust, similar to Seebe. It has moderately susceptible reaction to the net form of net blotch and spot blotch. It is susceptible to common root rot, loose smut and septoria, also similar to Seebe.

Strengths
  • Grain yields 10% higher than Seebe and biomass yields for silage similar to Seebe.
  • Heads and matures 4 days earlier than Seebe.
  • Test weight, kernel weight, and percent plump similar or slightly higher than Seebe.
  • Similar height to Seebe with better lodging resistance.
  • Like Seebe, has good resistance to the surface-borne smuts, scald, stripe rust and FHB. As well has moderate resistance to the spot form of net blotch, the non-QCC races of stem rust, and spot blotch.
Neutral traits
  • Digestible energy (swine) and starch content of the grain similar to Seebe.
Weaknesses
  • Susceptible to loose smut and common root rot.

Western Cooperative 2 Row Barley Trials
Summary of Yield and Agronomic Data for all Stations Averaged for 2006 and 2007
Entry Name
Yield
(kg/ha)
Heading
(days)
Maturity
(days)
Height
(cm)
Lodging
(1-9)
Test Wt
(kg/hl)
1000KWT
(g)
% Plump
>6/64
Xena
5957.7
57.3
88.9
84.6
4.3
66.4
48.5
90.5
AC Metcalfe
5206.7
57.6
88.1
84.5
5.0
65.5
43.7
88.3
Busby
5602.5
55.3
87.7
91.6
4.5
66.1
48.7
90.2
Station Years
31
24
26
28
4
25
25
21


Western Cooperative 2 Row Barley Trials
Yield Averages by Zones 2006 to 2007
Entry Name
Black Soils
Black and Grey Soils
Brown Soils
Overall
kg/ha
% AC
Metcalfe
%
Xena
kg/ha
% AC
Metcalfe
%
Xena
kg/ha
% AC
Metcalfe
%
Xena
kg/ha
% AC
Metcalfe
%
Xena
Xena
6236
111
100
5518
119
100
6070
114
100
5958
114
100
AC Metcalfe
5607
100
91
4652
100
84
5314
100
88
5207
100
87
Busby
6015
107
97
5150
111
93
5630
105
93
5602
108
94
Station Years
9
9
13
31


Field Crop Development Centre
Yield Data by Yield Class 2004 to 2007
Entry Name
<4.0 t/Ha
4.0 - 6.0 t/Ha
6.0 - 8.0 t/Ha
> 8.0 t/Ha
Overall
% Seebe
Seebe
1890
5493
6843
8366
6474
100.0
Busby
2609
5776
7315
9469
6989
110.3
Station Years
1
6
13
3
23

Field Crop Development Centre
Agronomic Data 2004 to 2007

Entry Name
Maturity
(days)
1000 KWT
(g)
Test Wt
(kg/hl)
Anthesis
(days)
Height
(cm)
Plump
%
Lodging
(0-9)
Seebe
103
47.4
65.3
58.9
91.2
86.5
4.2
Busby
99
50.2
66.6
54.5
91.9
88.3
3.7
Station Years
17
22
22
20
23
18
4


Field Crop Development Centre
Scald Data 2004 to 2007
Entry Name
2004
Lac
2004
Edm
2005
Lac
2005
Edm
2006
Lac
2006
Edm
2007
Lac
2007
Edm
Harrington
7.5
7
7.5
5
Seebe
3.5
0
1
1
5.5
0
4
2
Busby
2
0
0
0
2.5
1
3
0

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This information published to the web on January 27, 2009.
Last Reviewed/Revised on December 10, 2015.