Barley

 Hordeum vulgare                                                                                                           

 

 

 

Always seen as a great crop in nortorious dryland production areas for bridging the gap between wheat/ legume rotations

Great at breaking up pest and pathogen cycles, as well as a sturdy winter cover

Both winter and spring varieties can be used in a legume mix for cover cropping scenarios to add organic matter, nitrogen, and enhance soil structure