Natural and crop management-related conditions for spring feed barley production

Natural and crop management-related conditions for spring feed barley production – Beata Bartosiewicz, Ludwika Poręba

Abstract

Barley is a cereal of great economic importance, dominating in the cropping patterns of spring cereals. Currently, spring forms are grown primarily for fodder purposes. The correct selection and preparation of a stand for cultivation and the correct timing of crop management practices (sowing, disease management and fertilization adapted to the habitat conditions), as well as the selection of high-yielding and disease-resistant varieties, are vital to secure high crop yields with good quality parameters. Lack of knowledge of the interaction between habitat and crop management factors negatively affects the quantity and quality of barley crop.

Keywords: spring barley, barley cultivation, grain yield, yielding factors