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Denomination: 'Celebration'
Botanical Name: Hordeum vulgare
Applicant/Holder: BARI-Canada, Inc.
704-177 Lombard Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3N 0R4
Breeder: Blake Cooper, Busch Agricultural Resources LLC, Fort Collins, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Canterra Seeds Ltd.
201-1475 Chevrier Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 1Y7
Tel: 204-988-9758
Application Date: 2009-05-29(priority claimed)
Application Number: 09-6650
Protective direction granted: 2009-05-29
Protective direction withdrawn: 2009-06-10
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-11-09
Certificate Number: 3966
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-11-09

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Legacy' and 'Tradition'

Summary: 'Celebration' has a shorter, narrower flag leaf than 'Tradition'. The spike collar of 'Celebration' is v-shaped while it is platform shaped in 'Legacy' and 'Tradition'. 'Celebration' has a smooth lemma awn while it is semi-smooth in 'Legacy' and 'Tradition'. The spike length of 'Celebration' is shorter than in 'Legacy'. 'Celebration' has short rachilla hair on the kernel while it is long in 'Legacy' and 'Tradition'.


PLANT: spring type, 6 row, malting barley, erect growth habit at the 5-9 tiller stage, absent or very sparse pubescence on the lower leaf sheaths at the 5-9 tiller stage, mid-season spike emergence

FLAG LEAF: no anthocyanin colouration of the auricles, weak to medium glaucosity of the sheath, weak pubescence on the blade and sheath

SPIKE: weak glaucosity at the end of anthesis, erect to semi-erect attitude at the end of anthesis, v-shaped collar, parallel shape, lax to medium density, absent to weak anthocyanin colouration of the nerves of the kernel lemma at the early to soft dough stage, longer glume and its awn relative to the grain of the median spikelet
FIRST SEGMENT OF RACHIS: short to medium length, medium curvature
LEMMA AWNS: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the tips at anthesis, equal to longer when compared to the spike, smooth spiculation of the margin

KERNEL: whitish aleurone layer, short rachilla hair, husk present, weak spiculation of the inner lateral nerves of the dorsal side of the lemma, hairiness of ventral furrow present, clasping lodicules, horseshoe shaped basal markings, medium length, medium width

AGRONOMICS: fair to good lodging resistance, fair resistance to shattering, fair tolerance to straw breakage, fair tolerance to drought, good malting quality

Origin & Breeding History: 'Celebration' (experimental designations BT980, 6B01-2218) is derived from the cross 6B94-7378 / C96-2292 made in 1998 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The female parent, 6B94-7378 is 6B86-3131 / Excel and the male parent, C96-2292 is B89-2027 / M84. The breeding method used was a modified pedigree system using single seed descent. The F1 generation was grown in a greenhouse in the fall/winter of 1998/1999 and subsequently planted as an F2 population in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1999. The F3 generation was grown as a single seed descent in a greenhouse in the fall of 1999. In 2000, 95 single seed descent individual F4 rows were grown in Langdon, North Dakota. One row was selected based on agronomics, NIR scores for protein, predicted extract, and Fusarium Head Blight and was increased as an F5 plot (AZ 0343) in a counter season nursery in Yuma, Arizona in the fall winter of 2000/2001. The designation 6B01-2218 was assigned to this experimental line. This line was tested in replicated yield trials in North Dakota from 2001-2005 and regional trials from 2003-2005.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted during the summers of 2008 and 2009 in Neapolis, Alberta. Plots consisted of 5 rows, with a row length of 5 meters and a row spacing of 25 centimeters. There were 3 replications with each variety occurring 4 times in each replication.

Comparison tables for 'Celebration' with reference varieties 'Legacy' and 'Tradition'

Flag leaf length (cm)

  'Celebration' 'Legacy' 'Tradition'
mean 2008 15.0 15.7 19.1
std. deviation 1.78 1.29 0.95
mean 2009 10.7 11.6 12.7
std. deviation 1.24 1.01 1.23

Flag leaf width (mm)

  'Celebration' 'Legacy' 'Tradition'
mean 2008 15.0 14.0 17.0
std. deviation 0.88 0.94 0.64
mean 2009 11.6 12.0 13.0
std. deviation 1.21 1.14 0.92

Spike length (cm)

  'Celebration' 'Legacy' 'Tradition'
mean 2008 7.3 7.6 6.9
std. deviation 0.48 0.38 0.32
mean 2009 7.0 7.4 6.9
std. deviation 0.19 0.29 0.32

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Barley: 'Celebration' (left) with reference varieties 'Legacy' (centre) and 'Tradition' (right)

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