Choice of crop and variety: Cereals (organic farming focus), presented to the Profitable Organic Cereals and Pulses - Conference, Birnam Arts Centre

Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation typesInvited talk


Summary Options for variety selection. Barley. Wheat. Oats. Agronomic requirements for organic cereals. Identifying competitive and robust varieties. Recent R&D in Organic Farming. Choice of variety is often limited, but try to select the most robust or low risk types. Good establishment and ground cover with robustness in crop responses are essential for the best organically grown varieties. New varieties are offering improved disease resistance. More local information is needed as trial results ‘travel’ less well compared to non organic crops.
Period24 Jan 2008
Event titleProfitable Organic Cereals and Pulses - Conference. Birnam Arts Centre, 24th January 2008
Event typeConference
LocationDunkeld, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Cereal Varieties
  • Organic Farming
  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Robustness
  • End Uses
  • Milling
  • Feed
  • Growth Habit
  • Physiology
  • Crop Breeding
  • Variety Selection
  • Crop Traits
  • Variety Trials