Barley is a staple food of the northern hills people in India and also used for malting, food and feed purposes in other plain parts of the country. A good crop of barley could be obtained only by adapting of high yielding and disease resistant varieties. Varieties are different for different regions, soil conditions, sowing conditions and for specific purpose like feed, malt, green forage etc.

State wise list of barley varieties

Agroclimatic Condition

Barley Varieties

Punjab& Haryana

Timely sown, irrigated

RD 2552, RD 2035, PL 426, BH 902, BH 393

Late sown, irrigated

RD 2508

Timely sown, rainfed

RD 2508, RD 2624, RD 2660, PL 419

Salt affected soils

RD 2552, NDB 1173

Malt Barley (Timely sown, irrigated)

DWR 28, DWRUB 52, RD 2668

Malt Barley (Late sown, irrigated)

DWRB 73, DWRUB 64

Dual Purpose Barley (Feed & Forage)

RD 2035, RD 2552

Rajasthan

Timely sown, irrigated

RD 2552, RD 2035, RD 2592, BH 902

Late sown, irrigated

RD 2508

Timely sown, rainfed

RD 2508, RD 2624, RD 2660, PL 419

Salt affected soils

RD 2552, NDB 1173

Nematode (Molya) affected soils

RD 2035, RD 2052

Malt Barley (Timely sown, irrigated)

DWR 28, DWRUB 52, RD 2668

Malt Barley (Late sown, irrigated)

DWRB 73, DWRUB 64

Dual Purpose Barley (Feed & Forage)

RD 2035, RD 2552, RD 2715

Himachal Pradesh& Jammu & Kashmir

Timely sown, rainfed

HBL 276, BHS 352, BHS 380, UPB 1008

Dual Purpose Barley (Feed & Forage)

BHS 380

Uttar Pradesh (Western UP)

Timely sown, irrigated

RD 2552, RD 2035, BH 902, RD 2508

Timely sown, rainfed

RD 2508, RD 2624, RD 2660

Salt affected soils

RD 2552, NDB 1173

Dual Purpose Barley (Feed & Forage)

RD 2035, RD 2552

Uttar Pradesh (Eastern UP)

Timely sown, irrigated

RD 2552, K 508, K 551,

Late sown, irrigated

RD 2508, NB 2

Timely sown, rainfed

RD 2508,  K 560,  K 603

Salt affected soils

RD 2552, NDB 1173,  NB 1, NB 3

Uttarakhand (Tarai & Bhabhar plains)

Timely sown, irrigated

RD 2552, RD 2035, RD 2508, BH 902

Timely sown, rainfed

RD 2508, RD 2624, RD 2660

Uttarakhand(Hilly areas)

Timely sown, rainfed

VLB 56, VLB 85, HBL 276, BHS 352, BHS 380, UPB 1008, PRB 502

Dual Purpose Barley (Feed & Forage)

BHS 380

 Madhya Pradesh

Timely sown, irrigated

JB 1, RD 2715, PL 751

Timely sown, rainfed

JB 58

Dual Purpose Barley (Feed & Forage)

RD 2715

 


Authors: VISHNU KUMAR, RPS VERMA, AS KHARUB, DINESH KUMAR, B SRKAR AND R SELVAKUMAR
DIRECTORATE OF WHEAT RESEARCH, KARNAL-132001
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