Growing barley for malting - a review
About this project
This literature review was completed as part of Project Report No 49. It analyses the effects of factors on quality characteristics which are within the farmer's control, and climatic and weather factors which are not, but does not provide a 'blue-print' for growing barley of malting quality.
Grain nitrogen concentration, germination and grain size and appearance are under the farmers control. The farmer's main variables are soil type, variety, sowing date, cultivations, nitrogen fertilisation, growth regulators and pest and disease control.
Other relevant reports are Project Report No 46, Project Report No 70 and Project Report No 119.
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