AMBA RECOMMENDED VARIETIES – June, 2018 Update

At their June 6, 2018 meeting, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors added Puffin to the recommended list of malting barley varieties.
Puffin, a winter two-row, was released in 1987 by The Miln Marsters Group, Kings Lynn, Norfolk UK which is now part of Limagrain Cereal Seeds.  It has been tested extensively in Ohio and has strong straw with winter-hardiness superior to Charles and Endeavor.  The Ohio State University barley breeder, Dr. Eric Stockinger, notes that “Puffin consistently performs well in Ohio…

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