Barley Grain Skinning and Harvest Report to SWRI Raw Materials KT Group

Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation typesInvited talk


Summary - Grain Skinning: Phenotypic analysis of genotyped varieties to identify QTL Structural & biochemical analysis of resistant & susceptible varieties Transcriptomic analysis to detect genes involved in skinning Identify candidate genes that cause/influence skinning Skinning screen for breeders Causal/developmental information for growers Improve skinning quantification for maltsters Target genes for breeding new varieties Summary - Harvest 2013 Report: Very high variability much local variation Yields disappointing but up on last year Yield and quality improved from south to north Crop stress during hot July and cold September Nitrogen up by 0.1% to 0.2% on last year, with some maltsters raising their intake specification Bold grain and good specific weight
Period8 Oct 2013
Event titleScotch Whisky Research Institute - Raw Materials Knowledge Transfer Group. : SWRI Members' Seminar
Event typeWorkshop
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Barley
  • Grain Skinning
  • Grain Quality
  • Crop Improvement Research Club
  • Crop Improvement
  • Crop Breeding
  • Genetics
  • Phenotying
  • Harvest
  • Yield
  • Malting
  • Distilling
  • End Uses
  • Research Impact
  • Research
  • Cereals Sector
  • Cereal Varieties