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Organic Barley

Barley is an annual cereal grain used primarily for livestock feed and forage, and for malting. Barley grain has a similar nutrient profile to corn making it a valuable and versatile feed grain. Spring Barley is planted early in the spring and prefers well-drained, fertile soils for optimum production (avoid ground that had corn as the previous crop). We carry field-tested barley varieties that fit the diverse needs of producers.
Barley Agronomic Basics

Organic Robust Barley

Widely Planted, Multi-Purpose

  • Taller variety with better straw yields than Rasmusson
  • A widely planted and very consistent variety
  • Good disease resistance and straw strengt
  • Lower yields and higher protein than Rasmusson
  • Six-row barley approved for malting
  • Released by U of MN

Organic Rasmussen Barley

Maximum Grain Yields

  • One of the highest-yielding barleys in U of MN variety trials
  • Lower grain protein than Robust
  • A shorter variety with good lodging resistance
  • Excellent choice for underseeding alfalfa
  • Equivalent disease package to Robust
  • Medium maturity
  • Six-row barley approved for malting

Organic AC Metcalf Barley

2-Row Type, Consistent

  • Broadly adapted 2-row barley with good yield potential
  • Above average height & lodging resistance
  • Good disease resistance
  • Moderate resistance to Fusarium Head Blight
  • Approved for malting

Organic Conlon Barley

2-Row Malting Type

  • Specialty two-row malting barley
  • Competitive grain yields
  • Good option for underseeding alfalfa or other forages
  • Early maturing
  • Good standability and lodging resistnace
  • Moderate disease resistance
  • Semi-smooth awn, long rachilla hairs
  • Approved for malting