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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1961. Department of Agronomy.


Copyright 1961, the author. Used by permission.


Because of the increased winter barely production in Nebraska, the absence of satisfactory varieties, and the absence of satisfactory varieties, and the possibility of improving hardiness, the winter barley breeding program in Nebraska has been expanded. Major emphasis has been on determining the pattern of inheritance of winter hardiness and the development of hardy varieties with other desirable characteristics.

Testing cold hardiness of plants by freezing hardened sprouted seeds has proven to be successful in wheat and with a few varieties of rye and barley. This study was begun with the assumption that barely could be tested in the sprouted seed stage for winter hardiness.

Advisor: David P. McGill