Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation types › Invited talk
Summary: It is too early to recommend a low risk variety, but some variety differentiation is emerging. Follow the HGCA Project on ‘Supporting UK malting barley with improved market intelligence on grain skinning’. A variety guide to skinning will be an output from this project Ideally grow more than one variety to reduce risk in a bad year. Liaise with maltsters on revised thresholds in a difficult season. Consider changes to combine settings to reduce abrasive/handling effects on weaker varieties. Pay attention to plant health: Although to soon to confirm, avoidance of plant stress before flowering and during grain filling should help to offset any mismatch between husk and grain development.
13 Feb 2014
MAGB Malting Barley Brunch: Supported by HGCA in association with Monitor Farms