When it comes to feed barley, Champion is at the top. Coupling tremendous yields with manageable resistances and tolerances, Champion took the feed barley world by storm when it was released as a Baronesse replacement. Its medium plant height and good straw strength make for good standability, and as you can see, it’s hugely adaptable. Champion boasts excellent resistance to net blotch and step rust, with good resistance to scald and stripe rust, and an outstanding test weight. All in all, Champion is an incredible tool that can be wildly profitable.
Outside of that Northern plains/Pacific Northwest region, we have varieties like Nebula, Chico, and Cochise, which have a strong tradition of solid dependability in Arizona and Southern California