Interest in Winter Malting Barley is Growing

Posted : 2012-06-11

June 11, 2012 - Interest in winter malting barley varieties has grown over the last few years.  In many regions, winter cereals provide farmers with increased cropping options and management flexibility. A sufficiently winter hardy variety will begin growing vigorously in spring and enter the flowering and grain filling growth stages before the summer temperatures typically reach their peaks.  Plants are under less stress during these critical growing periods and winter barley yields can be twenty-five percent higher than spring grains grown in the same regions.  The early start means that the crop is ready to be harvested well in advance of spring sown cereals yielding several advantages to the producer. 

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