Registration of 'Eve' Winter Hulless Barley Academic Article uri icon


  • Eve (Reg. No. CV350, PI 659067), a sixrow, winter hulless barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) developed and tested as VA01H68 by the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, was released in May 2007. Eve was derived from the cross SC860974/VA944213 using a modified bulkbreeding method. It was evaluated in the 20092011 Virginia Official Variety Trial in replicated tests at five to six locations. Eve had an average grain yield (3718 kg ha1) that was higher than those of the hulless check cultivars Dan and Doyce. The average grain volume weight of Eve (73.8 kg hL1) over the same period was higher than that of Doyce (68.9 kg hL1). The head emergence of Eve is 6 d earlier than Dan and Thoroughbred, which is the predominant barley cultivar grown in the eastern United States. Earlier maturity is a primary factor determining whether barley or wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is used in doublecropping systems with soybean (Glycine max L.). The grain of Eve has high starch (60.4%) and protein (10.1%) concentration. Eve is the first winter hulless barley released in the eastern United States having a high level of resistance to Fusarium head blight [FHB; caused by Fusarium graminearum (Schwabe)] and reduced accumulation of the mycotoxin deoxnivalenol in the grain. Eve's unique grain composition and resistance to FHB make it desirable as a commodity for food, feed, and ethanol production.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Brooks, W. S., Vaughn, M. E., Berger, G. L., Griffey, C. A., Thomason, W. E., Paling, J. J., ... Hicks, K. B.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Brooks, WS||Vaughn, ME||Berger, GL||Griffey, CA||Thomason, WE||Paling, JJ||Pitman, RM||Dunaway, DW||Corbin, RA||Kenner, JC||Hokanson, EG||Behl, HD||Beahm, BR||Liu, SY||Gundrum, PG||Price, AM||Brann, DE||Whitt, DL||Custis, JT||Starner, DE||Gulick, SA||Ashburn, SR||Jones, EH Jr||Marshall, DS||Fountain, MO||Tuong, TD||Livingston, DP||Premakumar, R||Kurantz, MJ||Moreau, RA||Hicks, KB

publication date

  • January 2013