Organic Spring Barley
Popular in the organic sector with long, stiff straw and excellent all round disease resistance combined with very high specific weight. This makes it a great choice as a feed wheat but also accepted by some end users as a malting barley. Although lower yielding, it is a reliable variety that has performed consistently on-farm with very good straw yield that are required by livestock holdings. High specific weight – one of the best in Pearce organic trials and low sieving losses, with good lodging and brackling resistance.
Tamtam x Concerto
Fully approved for IBD for brewing. Medium length straw and good resistant to brackling with bold grain. A fairly short variety, with good resistance to brackling and lodging. Good resistance to Mildew and Ramularia but does not show such good resistance to yellow or brown rust. Moderate resistance to rynchosporium. Should be considered as a feed as well as malting variety due to its high yields.