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Value Added Grains for Local and Regional Food Systems

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Kissing Kucek, Lisa; Baker, Brian; Dyck, Elizabeth; Dawson, Julie; Benscher, David; Davis, Mike; Kutka, Frank; Perry, Robert; Roth, Greg; Russell, June; Zwinger, Steve and Sorrells, Mark (2014) Value Added Grains for Local and Regional Food Systems. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 4, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 1183-1186.

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Small grains provide numerous benefits for organic farming systems. However, because they have relatively low value and require special equipment, many organic farming systems do not integrate them. Heritage varieities of ommon wheat (Triticum aestivum ssp. Aestivum) and its antecedents spelt (Triticum aestivum, ssp. spelta), emmer (Triticum turgidum subsp. dicoccum) and einkorn (Triticum monococcum) are the subject of a project that looks at their viability. Preliminary results of variety trials show that organic farmers have several promising small grain options. Improved management and appropriate equipment are barriers to adoption that the project aims to overcome. Viability will depend on overcoming marketing as well as production obstacles.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:wheat, spelt, emmer, einkorn, Northeast United States, dehulling
Subjects: Farming Systems
Food systems
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
USA
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Baker, Dr. Brian
ID Code:24148
Deposited On:31 Oct 2014 14:57
Last Modified:31 Oct 2014 14:57
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

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