Better than those check varieties.
Desperado barley has demonstrated improved forage yield, equal grain yield and higher kernel test weight when compared to the check varieties. It was developed and released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Brandon Research Centre as a dual-purpose forage and feed cultivar in April 2008.
- Resistant to several important barley diseases including stem rust and the surface-borne smuts, as well as moderate resistance for spot blotch and common root rot
- Adapted to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba with high grain and dry matter yield potential and good grain test weight
- Has 6% higher dry matter yield than ‘AC Ranger’ and similar grain yield and test weight to AC Ranger