Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
The Issue: Grain integrity is essential for maintaining the malting barley supply chain Skinning is a physical defect, which occurs when the husk becomes detached from the underlying caryopsis. Skinning leads to … Loss of malting efficiency and lower malt production, with costs to industry in £M’s Variety failure, with costs to breeders’ investment in £M’s Rejections at maltings; loss of malting premiums Import of barley for UK domestic use
Causal Factors: Genetic controls Environmental influences Weakness in the adhesion process? Quality of the cementing layer (glue)? Mismatch of husk and caryopsis development?
27 Mar 2014 → 28 Mar 2014
Monogram Network Meeting - University of Reading 27-28 March 2014