To assist you as a grower of malting barley we have linked certain information here for ease of reference that we hope you will find useful. This is by no means exhaustive but will aid you as a first point of reference.
If there is any other information you would like to see on this page for your ease of reference please let us know via our contact form.
To ensure no problems of mould on grain, and possible subsequent formations of mycotoxins, the malting industry has specified the moisture content of barley it is willing to accept after the harvest period.
If you grow or are thinking of growing malting barley to supply the malting industry the updated malting barley varieties recommended by the IBD Malting Barley Committee to be grown for 2017 harvest can be viewed here.
View here the latest MAGB malting barley crop report
Here you will find a short document detailing the use of desiccants on malting barley
UK maltsters are likely to buy around 1.9 million tonnes in total of malting barley from the 2016 crop. To find out what nitrogen levels maltsters will be looking to buy at click here
If you already supply barley you may be interested in how closely to specification delivered barley has been sold to maltsters. For this the MAGB have annually collated information supplied by members regarding rejections at malting sites. This ongoing survey updated annually shows reasons for refusal of barley delivered to UK maltings, details of which can be found here.
The latest update to the BBPA/CampdenBRI agrochemical list for use on malting barley was released 30th October 2015 and can be viewed here.
WATCH OUT! for Illegal Pesticides this campaign supported by the Voluntary Initiative and Red Tractor Assurance is designed to raise awareness amongst farmers and within businesses and organisations along the food chain of the threat posed by illegal pesticides.
You may also find the information on this document entitled 'The Importance of Malting Barley' of interest too in helping you make your decision about growing malting barley.
Assured UK Malt is a scheme operated by the MAGB bringing together various aspects of new and existing codes of practice making up a set of standards unique in the world of malting. You can view the AUKM standard here. This and further information can be found on the assured UK malt website.