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Drawing of Barley
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Binomial name
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Barley is a type of plant. Its seeds are a cereal grain. It is a staple food of 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.


The world's biggest barley producers (2007)
 Rank  Country  quantity 
(in t)
 rank  Country  quantity 
(in t)
   1 23x15px Russia    15.663.110    9 23x15px United Kingdom    5.149.000
   2 23x15px Canada    11.822.100    10 23x15px United States    4.611.940
   3 23x15px Spain    11.684.000    11 23x15px Poland    4.065.800
   4 23x15px Germany    11.034.200    12 23x15px China    3.851.000
   5 23x15px France    9.472.000    13 23x15px Denmark    3.104.200
   6 23x15px Turkey    7.423.000    14 23x15px Iran    3.000.000
   7 23x15px Ukraine    6.000.000    15 23x15px Kazakhstan    2.600.000
   8 23x15px Australia    5.920.000     World    136.207.179
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) [3]


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  2. The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 2 February 2016
  3. "Statistic by the FAO in 2007". FAO. Retrieved 30-01-2009. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)