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Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 -2020

Hulless barley for functional food, Bangor University – Evaluation Report

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Evaluation of a project funded under the Supply Chain Efficiencies scheme of the Wales Rural Development Plan 2007-2013.

This project evaluated the agronomic and grain quality characteristics of a collection of exotic naked barley varieties under field conditions in Wales over two years, and compared them with those of UK hulled varieties. Spring and autumn sowing were compared and grain β–glucan and amino acid content were measured.

As a test of the potential to breed UK-adapted naked barley, selected naked lines from a cross between a conventional UK hulled and exotic naked barley were assessed for agronomic properties.

Evaluation Reports are published to help disseminate findings, successes, challenges and lessons learnt from projects funded with Rural Development Programme support. The reports published in this section have been supplied by the deliverers of projects and copyright for the reports remain with each project sponsor. They are published to help disseminate project results and to aid good practice.