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Cultivation of Barley (Hordeum vulgare) -for All Agriculture Exams IBPS ADO, RAEO, JRF SRF

Cultivation of Barley (Hordeum vulgare)

This exam facts are from famous book: Handbook of Agriculture published by I C A R

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Nutritional importance of barley

  • Barley crop isimportant next to rice, wheat, maize crop in area and production
  • Protein in the barley crop is 11.5%.
  • Barley grain contains 12.5 % moisture, 11.5  % albuminoids, 74 % carbohydrates. 
  • Barley crop is great demand to malting industry
  • Barley is a highly salt tolerant crop (IBPS AFO 2018) For free such exam facts and notes, visit www. 
  • Most staple food in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan (This is asked in ICAR J R F 2020)
  • Mostly barley crop used as “Missi roti
  • Mostly barley crop used for malt, beer, whisky and industrial alcohol, vinegar.
  • Barley crop is used for energy rich drinks like bournvita, boost, horlicks.
  • Barley grain is roasted and ground and used as 'Sattu' (barley flour mixed in sugar and water). 
  • Barley crop is reduce cholesterol level in liver
  • Malt syrup is utilized in the preparation of candies, breakfast beverages and medicines. 
  • By-product of the brewing and distilling industry, known as 'brewers' and 'distillers grain' is useful as cattle feed.For Online Classes, Tests, Notes Visit www.
  • Bold and plump-seeded barley varieties are suitable for manufacture of 'pearl barley' and powder products, which form the diet of the sick and convalescent people. 
  • Pearl barley is used for barley water, which is diuretic and is given to persons suffering from kidney disorders. (This is asked in IBPS Agriculture Field Officer Exam 2018)


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