Nine varieties applied for the stress test were discussed at the meeting.
The committee recommends which varieties that can move on to industrial testing. Hereafter it is up to the applicant to take decision about continuation in Danish Preferred (Industrial Test). In other words there is no automatic going forward in the program and the applicant must carefully consider based on yield potential, agronomic performance, kernel and malt quality as well as European coverage, whether the variety has commercial potential as malting barley in Denmark. Please note that before final approval as Danish Preferred variety, a multiplication acreage of minimum 500 hectares will be required.
In the evaluation of the committee, only the malt quality is taken into account. The attached Index sheet shows that the standard varieties KWS Irina and RGT Planet in averaged obtained an index score of 43.
The following varieties showed performance significantly better than the standards and are recommended:
Greenway, Revanche, Wish
The following variety showed performance at similar level as the standards and are recommended:
Focus, KWS Chrissie, LG Diablo, Luther, Stairway
The following variety showed performance below average and is not recommended: