Updated: August 6, 2021
By Vijay Tiwari , and Nidhi Rawat

Small Grain Variety Trials

Results of the 2021 Maryland Wheat and Barley Variety Trials are now available. The trials evaluate wheat and barley yield, head scab/DON, and growth of select varieties planted across the state of Maryland. Data is used to help farmers and crop advisors select the best performing varieties. When picking varieties, remember to select varieties that have good yield stability and have good resistance to Fusarium head blight.

The full report is summarized on the next few pages (wheat pp. 2-6, barley p. 7). An online copy of the report can be downloaded at  https://psla.umd.edu/extension/md-crops/small-grains-maryland or call your local Extension office for a hard copy. For more information about how to interpret and apply variety trial data, consult this fact sheet. For questions regarding the small grain trials, contact Dr. Vijay Tiwari (vktiwari@umd.edu) or Dr. Nidhi Rawat (nidhirwt@umd.edu).

Special thanks to the small grains variety trial team: Louis Thorne, Joseph Crank, Adam Schoen, Bhavit Chabbra, Taylor Schulden, Shana Burke, and assistance and funding from the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, Maryland Grain Improvement Association, and the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station.

More information on Maryland variety trials can be found at https://psla.umd.edu/extension/md-crops.


    FactSheet: 2021 Maryland Wheat Variety Disease Ratings (pdf)


    FactSheet: 2020-2021 Maryland Statewide Wheat Yield Trial Results (pdf)

  • Agronomy Factsheet 2020-202 Maryland Statewide Wheat Trial Results

    Agronomy Factsheet: 2020-2021 Maryland Statewide Wheat Trial Results

  • Factsheet 2020-2021: Maryland Statewide Barley Yield Trial Results (pdf)

    Factsheet 2020-2021 Maryland Statewide Barley Yield Trial Results

This article appears on August 2021, Volume 12, Issue 5 of the Agronomy news.

Agronomy News, August 2021, Vol. 12, Issue 5

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