An experiment on Evaluation of malt barley varieties for malt quality and yield related traits were carried out at Ofla and Dugua Tembien in Tigray . The objectives of the study were: i) to evaluate the yield and yield related performance of different malt barley varieties under different locations and ii) to assess malt quality attributes of the malt barley varieties grown across different sites in Tigray. The experiment was conducted in randomize complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. Performance of eight barley cultivars (EH1847, Bekoji-I, Bahati, Holker, M-21.HB-52, Beka and HB-1533) were evaluated. The tested varieties gave different performance with regard to agronomic and laboratory analysis. HB-1533 matured earlier than the other varieties (96 days), HB-52 on the other hand was late maturing variety (112 days) at Korem. At Dugua Tembien, varieties HB-1533 and HB-52 took 122 and 137 days to maturity, respectively. Grain yield at Korem was ranged from 31.02qt/ha (M-21) to 48.77qt/ha (Bahati). At Dugua Tembie was varied was from 7.28 qt/ha (HB-52) to 14.25 qt/ha (Holker). Grain Protein content varied from 8.68 (Bahati) to 13.35% (HB-1533).
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Evaluation of malt barley varieties for malt quality and yield