Quality of barley selected for malting in 2015
Significant quantities of Bentley barley were grown and selected in 2015. The production of Bentley has continued to increase every year since 2011. With high yields and good disease resistance, Bentley is an attractive choice for producers. Bentley’s consistently large kernels have the potential to deliver high levels of extract.
Harvest survey results for 2015 composite samples of Bentley
|Origin of selected samples||Prairie Provinces|
|Crop year Footnote 2||2015||2013||2012-2013 Average|
|Tonnage, thousands of tonnes Footnote 3||6.3||9||6|
|Test Weight, Kg/ hL||64.5||66.7||63.6|
|1000 kernel weight, g||53.6||50.6||47.3|
|Plump, over 6/64" sieve, %||96.7||95.8||92.1|
|Intermediate grade, over 5/64"sieve, %||1.5||2.9||5.4|
|Moisture, % Footnote 4||14.0||12.4||13.2|
|Germination, 4 ml (3 day), %||94||99||99|
|Germination, 8 ml (3 day), %||82||80||79|
|Steep-out moisture, %||45.8||45.3||46.0|
|Diastatic power, °L||157||148||153|
|Fine grind extract, %||80.5||81.5||80.7|
|Coarse grind extract, %||80.2||80.8||80.2|
|F/C difference, %||0.3||0.7||0.5|
|Soluble protein, %||5.11||5.06||5.03|
|Ratio S/T, %||42.0||42.5||42.3|
|Colour, ASBC units||2.35||2.31||2.43|
- Footnote 1
Values represent weighted averages based on tonnage of composite samples received.
- Footnote 2
Bentley not included in 2014 Harvest Survey due to lack of sufficient number of samples.
- Footnote 3
Indicates weight of samples represented in this survey; does not represent amounts commercially selected.
- Footnote 4
Moisture not representative of new crop moisture levels as samples were not collected or stored in moisture-proof containers.
Percentage of the total malting barley acres in Western Canada seeded with Bentley in 2015 compared to 2014
|% total acres||3.4||2.4|
Average protein content in Bentley selected for malting from 2010-2015
Average 1000 kernel weight of Bentley selected for malting from 2010-2015
|1000 kernel weight, g||-||48.7||43.9||50.6||-||53.6|
Comparison of average levels of extract by variety in 2015
Comparison of average levels of diastatic power by variety in 2015
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