Synonyms/Experimental #s


Release year


Breeding Program

Busch Agricultural Resources, Ft. Collins, Colorado


Spring two-row
Under high-yield management, including the use of growth regulators, yield and lodging improve greatly

Agronomic Characteristics:

Yield: Lower yield and test weight
Protein: Average
Maturity: Average 
Straw Strength: Midstrong
Straw Length: Midtall
Disease Reaction: Susceptible to net blotch, speckled leaf blotch, stem rust, loose smut, and covered smut. Moderately susceptible to common root rot.

Malting Characteristics


Quality Traits

ABI Growler also exhibits very high irrigated yield potential, and hits the average for test weight, heading date, proteins and plumps. In two years of testing, ABI Growler has consistently yielded in the top group of two-rowed malt lines with Voyager and Balster.

Related Information

2019 University of Idaho Small grains 3 year average report