Registration of a high yielding malt barley variety HB1454 for the potential highlands of Ethiopia
AbstractHB1454 (Reg. No. EH 1847/F4.2P.5.2) is a two - rowed, hulled, malting barley developed at Holetta Research Center (HRC). HB 1454 was tested in a multi location variety trial as EH 1847/F4.2P.5.2 from 2005- 2007 along with twelve genotypes advanced from the local crossing program. It was released in 2011 for its high seed and biomass yields, good agronomic performance and good grain quality traits for malting. HB 1454 is resistant to net blotch (caused by Helminthosporium teres Sacc.) and scald (caused by Rhynchosporium secalis (Oudem.) J.J. Davis). Therefore, the variety is recommended for the highlands of major barley growing areas of the country.