Barley belongs to the Poaceae family. Barley can be divided in: two-row barley (Hordeum distichum); four-row barley (Hordeum tetrastichum) and six-row barley (Hordeum hexastichum). Barley bears well low temperatures.
The correct handling of irrigation is of vital importance to avoid lodging and the appearance of rust, so it is recommended to apply irrigation with bigger dosis during the first steps of the crop. Sprinkling irrigation in barley crops, as the shadow projected by leaves is nearly of 100%, slightly differs from the rest of irrigation systems talking about efficiency. Sprinkling irrigation in barley crops is similar to the natural rain taking into consideration application conditions. Sprinkling irrigation in barley crops shows many advantages, such as: the washing of leaves surface thanks to irrigation, improving this way the efficiency of barley plants. Sprinkling irrigation also allows us to fight against frosts as well as to reduce the temperature from plants, to fight against pests by the application of irrigation or even by adding to the water from sprinkling irrigation the phitosanitaries that the crop demands.
Sprinkling irrigations shows many advantages against other irrigation systems, such as the durability and fiability, maintenance facility, independence on specialized manpower, easiness to storage, cost/ha of sprinkling irrigation, residual sale value and so on.
Best productions in barley crops are achieved in fertile soils, not too deep and stony, with a good humidity at the beginning of the vegetative cycle. Barley can bear a wide range of pH levels in grounds where to be cultivated.
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