Due to extensive rainfalls, sowing of spring malting barley was delayed and started as of the end of
March. The long drought phase as of mid-April resulted in some instances in drought damage and
earlier maturation. Harvesting conditions were optimal. The crop could be harvested in a healthy
condition though protein levels are elevated in some regions. Despite a higher acreage of some
20%, the harvest was lower than in the previous year as a result of lower yields.
The main spring barley varieties this year are AVALON, SOLIST, PLANET, CATAMARAN and
GRACE. Protein levels are approx. 11,1 %.
new harvest 2018
Winter malting barley is rising in significance as a domestic supplement. LIGA, JOY and TEPEE are the main varieties. Average protein content is heterogeneous i.e. 11,9 %.
In view of the heterogeneous protein levels, malting wheat requires very elaborate sample selection.