AC King’s Spring Barley

AC Kings is a two-row, spring feed barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivar developed by the Eastern Canada Barley Breeding Group, Agriculture and Agri -Food Canada. It has high yield, excellent seed weight, and lodging resistance.

AC King’s can be used for both grain and forage. Earlier maturity than most oats. Yield is comparable to oats, but less leafy than most spring-planted oats.

AC King’s is also one of the best barley varieties to use for sprouting.

AC King’s Spring Barley Tech Sheet

At A Glance:

  • A strong spring barley for grain or forage
  • Large kernel with excellent bushel and kernel weight
  • Tall straw with exceptional standability
  • Easy to combine

Best Uses:

  • Haylage, Baleage, Feed Grain


  • Planting Dates: Early spring or late summer
  • Seeding Rate: 125-150lbs/Acre
  • Seeding Depth: 3/4”- 1”
  • Use the large seed box

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