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New Web Systems Helps Identify Barley Variety

19 March 2010

UK - A new web-based programme will make it easier for organisations to identify barley varieties.

According to Farmers Guardian, the Barley-id' system will make it faster and simpler for organisations to identify the strain of crop, using obvious traits of each variety to work out the type.

Developed by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), the new system means that those in the industry no longer have to use multiple pieces of paper to identify the variety.

The source added that when new types come to the market, the system will be updated from its current 54 options from the the HGCA Recommended List, the National List and Common Catalogue varieties.

At the start of February, the NIAB expanded its research and development facilities in Cambridge, which saw a state-of-the-art greenhouse created.

The MacLeod Complex will help to advance the organisation in the fields of plant science, variety evaluation and seed testing.

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