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Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), a member of the grass family, is a major cereal grain. It was one of the first cultivated grains and is now grown widely. Barley grain is a staple in Tibetan cuisine and was eaten widely by peasants in Medieval Europe. Barley has also been used as animal fodder, as a source of fermentable material for beer and certain distilled beverages, and as a component of various health foods. It is used in soups and stews, and in barley bread of various cultures. Barley grains are commonly made into malt in a traditional and ancient method of preparation.[+]
In a 2007 ranking of cereal crops in the world, barley was fourth both in terms of quantity produced (136 million tons) and in area of cultivation (566,000 square kilometres or 219,000 square miles).
Barley (Hordeum vulgare) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Unnamed Road, Qatar
Awns of barley (Hordeum vulgare) taken from area at the corner of Al Ghadeeriyat and Al Ghafat streets in Umm Lekhba area. Doha, Qatar, February 3, 2016
Grains of barley (Hordeum vulgare) taken from area at the corner of Al Ghadeeriyat and Al Ghafat streets in Umm Lekhba area. Doha, Qatar, February 3, 2016
Spike of barley (Hordeum vulgare) taken from area at the corner of Al Ghadeeriyat and Al Ghafat streets in Umm Lekhba area. Doha, Qatar, February 3, 2016
Barley (Hordeum vulgare) on roadside of Salwa Road. Qatar, March 4, 2016
Salwa Rd, Qatar
QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.