Department of Agronomy
Liberty is a new barley developed and released by the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. It adapts to a wide variation in climate and has a sufficiently high yield potential to utilize climatic factors as they exist. Disease resistance is another of its merits.
Tests conducted throughout the state during a 4-year period, 1953- 56, verify Liberty's wide adaptation and its ability to outyield present varieties under dryland and irrigated conditions. It also produced the highest average yields in tests from 1954 through 1956 in the major barley producing area of the United States.
In the spring of 1956 the station released approximately 600 bushels to the South Dakota County Crop Improvement Associations.
liberty barley, barley variety development
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Harpstead, D. D., "Liberty Barley" (1957). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 462.