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Choice of cereal and pulse species and varities

Taylor, B.R. and Cormack, W.F. (2002) Choice of cereal and pulse species and varities. In: Younie, D.; Taylor, B.R.; Welch, J.P. and Wilkinson, J.M. (Eds.) Organic cereals and pulses. Papers presented at conferences held at the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and at Cranfield University Silsoe Campus, Bedfordshire, 6 and 9 November 2001. Chalcombe Publications, chapter 2, pp. 9-28.

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All the main cereal crops - wheat, barley and oats, triticale, rye and spelt - can be grown organically in the UK. Until recently, the most important organic cereals were wheat and oats, with premiums paid for samples which reached milling quality. In the last year or two, more livestock farmers than arable farmers have converted to organic production so that feed grain has been in short supply, and the range of cereals grown organically has increased. New markets have also developed. Malted organic barley has been used for some time to produce beer, and now barley malt and wheat have been processed into organic whisky.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Research affiliation: UK > Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
Deposited By: Buchan, Mrs Elizabeth
ID Code:8163
Deposited On:13 Apr 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:The post print of this paper is published in the actual proceedings as "Choice of species and varieties". ISBN0948617470

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