Grain Quality of Spring Barley from the Testing Sites in the Czech Republic, Crop 2014
Keywords:barley, variety, grain, quality
Samples of three spring barley varieties from 20 testing sites were analyzed according to the standard ČSN 461100-5. Contents of nitrogenous substances (10.5% –11.4%) and starch (61.1%–64.7%) in spring barley caryopses were favorable. Grain harvested in 2014 was bigger and even in sizes. Sieving fractions over 2.5 mm varied on average around 91.3%. Year 2014 was favorable in terms of barley grain quality, without problems with sprouting. The occurrence of admixtures was adequate and was formed by the admixtures partly usable for malting (grains without hulls, with black tips and grains with awns).