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Barley for seed

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Russian Federation is the top country by barley for seed in the world. As of 2016, barley for seed in Russian Federation was 2.85 million tonnes that accounts for 31.84 % of the world's barley for seed. The top 5 countries (others are Spain, Ukraine, Turkey, and Kazakhstan) account for 56.55 % of it. The world's total barley for seed was estimated at 8.95 million tonnes in 2016.

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What is barley for seed?

Hordeum spp.: two-row barley (H. disticum) six-row barley (H. hexasticum) four-row barley (H. vulgare). Tolerates poorer soils and lower temperatures better than does wheat. Varieties include with husk and without (naked). Used as a livestock feed, for malt and for preparing foods. The roasted grains are a coffee substitute.

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