Barley (Hordeum vulgare) is one of the important and popular cereal crop grown in India and other parts of the world. It is grown in our country in 0.63 million ha with a production of 1.20 million tones and an average productivity of 1.94 tons per ha. The present study was designed to know the extent of Knowledge level of farmers about improved production technology of barley crop. Maximum knowledge was noticed in the practice of field preparation, fertilizer requirement, irrigation management and plant protection measure. However, barley food use today remains important in some cultures around the world, particularly in Asia and northern Africa, and there is renewed interest throughout the world in barley food because of its nutritional value. This article covers basic and general information on barley production as well as different aspects of production technology under Indian condition as well as an in-depth look at several major aspects/traits of interest for barley including kernel hardness and color, grain starch content etc.
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