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      Barley is a type of cereal grass in the genus Hordeum and was one of the first cultivated grains. One way to classify Barley is by rows of grain on the grain head. Wild barley typically has 2 rows of grains heads while most cultivated barley has 6 rows. Four row heads are also possible. Like wheat, barley also can have several awn (beard) configurations from awnless to fully awned. Other means of classification involve hull (hulled or hulless), purpose (feed or malting), height, and seed color.

      Tambar 500 was developed by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (TAES) and released in 1991. It was bred from Tambar 402, a previous TAES barley release in 1981. Tambar 500 is a six rowed, rough awn, hulled, medium to late maturing winter feed barley. It is adapted for production in the southern great plains.


      Common Name: Barley
      Variety: Tambar 500
      Family: Poaceae
      Genus: Hordeum
      Species: vulgare
      Origin: Introduced


      Longevity: Annual
      Season: Cool
      Height: 24" - 48"
      Bloom Period: January - March


      PH Range: 6.0 - 7.5
      Annual Rainfall/Irrigation: 12" - 16"
      Light Requirement: 6 - 8+


      Rate Per Acre: 50 - 70
      Planting Dates: 9/15 - 12/31
      Seeds Per Pound: 14,000
      Bushel Weight: 48
      Planting Depth: 1/4" - 1"