Barley (Hordeum vulgare)

Cool Season Annual

Barley is an upright annual grass that has a relatively short maturity. Salinity tolerance is good, and is relatively drought tolerant. It does not tolerate much flooding. It has a relatively shallow fibrous root system. It is relatively early maturity as compared to other spring cereals.

Seeds per pound: 13,500 Seeds/sq ft/pound 0.37


  • Erosion control
  • Soil builder
  • Nitrogen scavenger
  • Weed suppression
  • Grazing potential
  • Hay potential


  • Early maturing
  • Good energy


Some varieties have rough awns, not very heat tolerant, can become weedy.


Good potential. Not great regrowth.


Very good tonnes and quality. Choose smooth awned varieties.

Mycorrhizal support? Yes