Barley

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Barley
Barley field
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Hordeum
Species: H. vulgare
Binomial name
Hordeum vulgare
L.

Barley is a type of plant. Its seeds are a cereal grain. It is eaten by humans and other animals, and it is one of mankind's oldest crops. It can be made into flour or beer.

Its Latin name is Hordeum vulgare. Barley is an annual plant.


Production[change | edit source]

The world's biggest barley producers (2007)
 Rank  Country  quantity 
(in t)
 rank  Country  quantity 
(in t)
   1  Russia    15.663.110    9  United Kingdom    5.149.000
   2  Canada    11.822.100    10  United States    4.611.940
   3  Spain    11.684.000    11  Poland    4.065.800
   4  Germany    11.034.200    12  China    3.851.000
   5  France    9.472.000    13  Denmark    3.104.200
   6  Turkey    7.423.000    14  Iran    3.000.000
   7  Ukraine    6.000.000    15  Kazakhstan    2.600.000
   8  Australia    5.920.000     World    136.207.179
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) [1]

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