• Results from the 1989 Alaska Barley Breeding Program

      Dofing, S.M.; Blake, S.A. (Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1990-06)
      The development of improved cultivars of barley is accomplished through comprehensive plant breeding programs. Such programs: 1). evaluate genetically-diverse germplasm in order to identify superiorperforming genotypes; 2). create new genetic recombinations from crosses or other means using selected parental genotypes; 3). evaluate segregating progeny from these families while exerting selection pressure for desirable characteristics; and 4). identify superior-performing cultivars in yield trials conducted at multiple locations over years. This circular documents the current status of research in cultivar development associated with the Alaska barley breeding program.