The best malting barley variety is Avalon by “Berlin Program” (2015-03-02)

According to industrial malting and brewing trials carried out in Germany, the Variety Committee of Malting Barley Producers’ Union recommended malting barley variety “Avalon” for malt and brewing productions (selection company SaatzuchtJosef Breun GmbH& Co.KG).

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Malting barley variety “Avalon” was included on the State Register for Selection Achievements in January 2014 and showed an excellent performance in Voronezh, Tula, Lipetsk, Tambov and Ryazan regions.

Information on “Avalon”, including presentation is available by reference:

In December 2014 the Federal Variety Agency accepted following malting barley varieties «Uta», «KWS Eileen», «KWS Grenada», «Paustian», «RGT Planet», «Ventina», «Rheingold» и «Gladiator» for the first time. Among them, two varieties «RGT Planet» (selection company RAGT Saaten Deutschland GmbH) and «Ventina» (selection company Breun GmbH& Co.KG) were included in industrial operational trials of the next vegetation period…

The highest level of the achieved progress in selection of all above mentioned varieties is bears noting. In comparison with other varieties, crop producers managed to improve agronomical and technological parameters.

The decision of the Variety Commission is based on research results: tests for distinguishability, homogeneity, stability and serviceability I – III made by the Federal Variety Agency (analogue of Russian “Gossortcommission”), studying of crop anomalies performed by Regional Agricultural Department in Weihenstephan, pilot tests made by Brewing Research Institute in Berlin and also by the Department of Beer and Beverage Technologies of the Munich Technical University. Pilot tests follow operational industrial tests in malt houses and breweries in different parts of Germany, estimated next year.

In parallel to already known characteristics, at first, Variety Committee estimates technological parameters of varieties during processing in malting and brewing productions.

Detailed results of malting and brewing tests by “Berlin Program” are available here

Variety Committee of the Union of Malting Barley Producers consists of representatives of institutes, agriculture and well-known malting and brewing plants.

The aim of the “Berlin Program” lies in rapid market promotion and acceptance of allowed malting barley varieties in order for all participants of the “malting barley” chain to have an opportunity for using selection achievements.

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