Updated March 16, 2019

CDC® Bow Barley

SeCan | Technical Bulletin | Performance Data

Malt or Feed - It's up to you! This dual purpose barley maximizes yields with the excellent straw strength needed to handle high fertility situations where lodging could be an issue. Large plump kernels gives this two row barley the bushel weight to make the grade.

CDC Bow is a high yielding strong-strawed two row malting barley with large plump kernels, excellent straw stength and lower grain protein. It is a good choice for irrigation or high yield environments.

CDC Bow has grain protein similar to CDC Copeland, malt enzyme activity between AC Metcalfe and CDC Copeland, extract greater than both checks, malt β-glucan lower than both checks and friability and FAN greater than both checks. CDC Bow is widely adapted across the Canadian Prairies and is presently undergoing market development trials with maltsters and brewers. We are hopeful that CDC Bow will the the ultimate replacement for AC Metcalfe


  • Yields similar or close to CDC Austenson in high yield settings.
  • 9% higher yield than AC Metcalfe (2011 & 2012 Coop Trials)
  • Straw strength greater than the checks including Xena
  • Higher % plump kernels than the checks
  • Grain protein 8/10% lower than AC Metcalfe, similar to CDC Copeland
  • Low malt β-glucan,
  • Test weight and kernel weight greater than the checks
  • Resistant to covered smut and stem rust


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