New barley varieties interest to brewers, bakers and bovines

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A versatile new barley accumulation only expelled by Oregon State University could lend pointed malt flavors to Northwest qualification brews and also give consumers some-more choice in fiber-rich barley foods.

A second new OSU accumulation looks like a good choice for high-quality fodder prolongation in areas where H2O is increasingly scarce, pronounced Patrick Hayes, conduct of OSU’s barley tact program.

The initial new variety, Buck, is a high-yielding winter barley that performs good in a accumulation of Pacific Northwest conditions, pronounced Hayes, a highbrow in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences.  Buck (so named since a heart is “naked,” lacking an adhering seed hull) stems from a 2003 cranky between a hulled feed barley grown during OSU (Strider) and a exposed barley from Virginia (Doyce).

In 13 trials conducted during dryland, irrigated and high-rainfall exam sites, Buck had an normal produce of 5,791 pounds per hactare and an normal exam weight of 60.3 pounds per bushel, creation 96 bushels to a acre. Buck is allied in majority measures to a feed accumulation Alba. It is rarely resistant to barley ribbon decay and branch decay and tolerably resistant to scald. It’s also resistant to root decay in a singular series of exam sites where this illness occurs.

Buck has a soothing heart softness (42.6 SKCS units, a magnitude of pellet hardness), medium pellet Beta glucan (4.0 percent) and a pellet protein calm of 10.6 percent. Slightly some-more than half an unit of steamed pellet or 1.5 ounces of bread done with 40-percent Buck barley flour would yield a endorsed FDA daily fiber allowance.

Buck could also make a novel malt for special drink styles, Hayes said. Most drink is done from barley with hulls, though a exposed barley like Buck can have most aloft malt remove – a pivotal malting evil – than a hulled variety, he said. In 3 malting-quality tests, Buck had an normal malt remove of 86 percent and an enzymatic form allied to varieties that accommodate a specifications of qualification maltsters and brewers.

According to a Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, about three-fourths of a U.S. barley stand – 177 million bushels in 2014 – went into beer. The blast of qualification brewing over a past decade has peaked direct for locally sourced barley and hops, Hayes said, and today’s boutique brewers like a pointed season records lent by malt from opposite barley varieties.

“These brewers like to benefaction a palette of flavors for cultured consumers,” he said. “Imagine an all-barley Hefeweizen.”

The second new variety, BSR-27, is a spring-habit hooded barley stemming from a cranky of dual ribbon rust-resistant varieties expelled by OSU in a early 2000s: Tango, for stock feed, and Sara, for forage.

Results of 2014 trials on 4 exam sites (two any in a Willamette Valley and a Sacramento Valley) uncover that BSR-27 constructed high yields of both seed and forage. BSR-27 had a aloft relations feed value (101) than a Haybet, Lavina and Stockford varieties, though reduce than a Hays accumulation (108). BSR-27 is resistant to ribbon rust, root decay and scald, and passive of mildew.

Development of BSR-27 and Buck was saved by OSU’s Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, a Oregon Wheat Commission and a U.S. Department of Agriculture. Corvallis Feed and Seed, OreGro Seeds and Tri-State Seed upheld margin trials of BSR-27.

The accumulation recover papers for Buck and BSR-27 are accessible online during OSU invites expressions of seductiveness in chartering these varieties by a Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development. Please hit Denis Sather during 541-737-8806 (

Source: Oregon State University