Booma-Luisetti Barley Feed Range

A very high yielding Autumn or Spring sown feed barley

Sowing

Booma is a medium maturing feed barley that is recommended to be sown from May to October in Canterbury and from August to November in the North Island and Southland.

It is similar in style to most other Autumn and Spring barleys. Medium to high feed barley sowing rates are recommended (seed size is medium and it has good tillering ability).

Very High Yield Potential

Booma achieves top yields in Canterbury from autumn and spring sowing and from spring sowing in the lower North Island (see tables overleaf). While its best yields are typically on irrigated land, it also performs very well in dryland situations, particularly on heavy land.

Grading Results

Booma easily produces acceptable grading figures with a good test weight, medium seed size and medium screenings.

Disease Tolerance

Booma will need protection from scald and leaf rust like most barleys. It has good tolerance to net blotch and ramularia.

Booma is well suited to a 2 spray fungicide programme to ensure potential yields can be achieved

Straw Strength

Booma is medium tall with good straw strength but will benefit from PGR’s in all autumn and early spring sown crops and those with over 8 t/ha yield potential.

Nitrogen

Standard feed barley strategy is recommended. Barley develops quickly, especially later sown crops, so all growth stage based inputs need to be timely for high yields (around sowing and late tillering/rows closing are typical nitrogen application times).

Harvesting

Booma thrashes easily, producing a good sample.

Results – Canterbury

FAR Autumn Sown CPT2 – 2010/11 Mean Results (2 sites, irrigated and dryland with fungicides)

Relative Yield Test Tw Seed Wt Protein Screenings
BOOMA 107 61 45 7.7 3
Snakebite 101 59 53 7.8 1
County 100 60 51 7.6 2
Tavern 103 60 48 7.6 3

FAR Spring Sown CPT2 – 2010/11 Mean Results (5 sites, irrigated and dryland with fungicides)

Relative Yield Test Tw Seed Wt Protein Screenings
BOOMA 104 64 46 10.4 5
Snakebite 104 63 53 10.6 1
County 100 64 54 10.7 2
Tavern 103 64 51 10.4 2

Results – North Island

FAR Spring Sown CPT2 – 2010/11 Mean Results (2 sites, dryland with fungicides)

Relative Yield Test Tw Seed Wt Protein Screenings
BOOMA 100 62 45 11.0 6
Quench 99 62 48 11.2 3
County 94 63 55 11.7 2
Tavern 93 63 50 11.6 3

Compiled by Ross Hanson, Plant & Food Research Ph. 0274 535 507

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