Hulless barley variety Kornelija was developed at Research Center in Stende , part of Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics . The development process of creating the variety has been going on for almost 10 years, until in 2014 Kornelija was included in the Catalog of Latvian Plant Varieties and the State Register of Protected Plant Varieties of Latvia, and the State Registry of Protected Plant Varieties of Estonia. According to the Community Plant Variety Office’s decision No 55819 of the 15th June 2020, Community plant variety right has granted to Kornelija. The variety is protected on EU level till 31.12.2045.
In the food production chain of whole grain products and functional cereals, Kornelija variety has several advantages over the cereals available on the market. Hulless barley variety Kornelija will greatly contribute to the improvement of economic competitiveness of participants of two sectors important for the Latvian economy: agriculture and food industry. Kornelija grains are very well-suited for increasing the nutritional value of traditional whole grain products (flour, bread, pastry), as well as for the production of specific functional and niche foods.