Grain skinning: What can growers do to help hit malting specification? Presented at the MAGB Malting Barley Brunch, Inverness

Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation typesInvited talk


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.
Period13 Feb 2014
Event titleMAGB Malting Barley Brunch: Supported by HGCA in association with Monitor Farms
Event typeWorkshop
LocationInvernessShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Grain Skinning
  • Grain Quality
  • Crop Improvement
  • Crop Improvement Research Club
  • HGCA
  • AHDB
  • Crop Genetics
  • Crop Physiology
  • Phenotyping
  • Agronomy
  • Industry
  • Grain Structure
  • Cuticle
  • Waxes
  • Husk Adhesion
  • Microscopy
  • Research Impact