The early maturity of Barsoy winter barley will fill a gap in the maturity dates of the barley varieties presently recommended. Double cropping of small grain and wheat has grown to the extent that 30,000 to 40,000 acres in Kentucky grow two crops each year. This practice will continue to develop and become more important on grain farms. The early maturity characteristic of Barsoy will allow an earlier planting of soybeans than will other barley varieties.
Finkner, V. C. and Phillips, S. H., "Barsoy-A New Winter Barley" (1967). Agronomy Notes. 215.