KETOS

EAR TYPE MULTI-ROWED
EARLINESS OF EARING MEDIUM-PRECOCIOUS
EARLINESS OF MATURATION PRECOCIOUS
HEIGHT MEDIUM-HIGH
RESISTANCE TO LODGING EXCELLENT
RESISTANCE TO COLD EXCELLENT
RESISTANCE TO MILDEW MEDIUM
RESISTANCE TO YELLOW MOSAIC VIRUS GOOD
RESISTANCE TO RHYNCHOSPORIUM GOOD
RESISTANCE TO NET BLOCH GOOD

Ketos is a variety of multi-rowed barley. It combines the properties of the two-rowed barley varieties, such as grains quality, and the properties of the multi-rowed varieties, such as excellent productivity.

Ketos is an autumnal variety with a medium maturity cycle; it is characterized by an excellent resistance to cold. Its slight delay of germination protects it from the cold spring returns.

It is an early earing variety and closes the maturity cycle supplying well-fed grains and a high standard mass per storage volume.

Ketos is characterized by its medium-high size and by a very large and extremely flexible culm. These characteristics, together with the plant health and robustness of its roots, make Ketos unlodgable.

The ear is short and very fertile, the grain is well spaced on the spine and this allows to obtain a high caliber and a high mass per storage volume. The ear stays in a very upright position until the maturation phase.

The variety is resistant to the yellow mosaic virus and well tolerates mildew and rhynchosporium.

Ketos is well adapted to fertile soils and naturally endowed with organic matter; However, in all situations, it is essential to provide the necessary amount of nitrogen in order to grow the crops and fill the grain. In view of the very high resistance to the removal of this variety, higher amount of nitrogen are allowed. To demonstrate this, a full-field test conducted by Verneuil in its experimental firm in Alseno in 2002/2003, with increasing doses of nitric oxide, showed Ketos’s positive response to increasing doses of fertilizers.