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New, Improved Malting Barley Debuts

New, Improved Malting Barley Debuts

U of M release variety is scab resistant; accumulates half as much DON as Tradition and Lacey.

Quest is the new malting barley variety from the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.

It's a spring, six-rowed barley with improved resistance to scab. Quest accumulates half the level of deoxynivalenol as Tradition and Lacey and has yields similar to Tradition and Lacey, two varieties which account for 70% of the Midwest barley acreage.

The American Malting Barley Association has tested Quest and has added Quest to its list of recommended varieties for 2011.

Quest is the first variety developed from scab resistant germplasm in the U.S. to be added to the list.

Source: U of M

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