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KWS Orbit 6-Row Winter Barley

Certified Blue Tag
  • Best winter survival rating among 28 winter barleys tested across 23 environments in 2019-2020
  • New German 6-row winter barley for feed
  • Very high yields (averaged 124 Bu. across 23 locations in 2019-2020)
  • Very good standability
  • Good leaf disease resistance

$24.00

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Barley is an annual cereal grain used primarily for livestock feed and forage, and for malting. Barley grain has a similar nutrient profile to corn making it a valuable and versatile feed grain. Spring Barley seed is planted early in the spring and prefers well-drained, fertile soils for optimum production (avoid ground that had corn as the previous crop). We have field-tested organic, 2-row, and 6-row barley seed varieties for sale that fit the diverse needs of producers.

KWS Orbit 6-Row Winter Barley
Performance Table
VarietyTypeMaturityHeight (in)Straw StrengthUseAwns/Rachilla HairsProtein %Plump %Scab2022 YieldAvg. Yield 3-yr (bu)
KWS Orbit 6-Row Winter Barley6-Row WinterMedTallVery StrongFeed/ForageAwnedIDID6IDID
Organic Quest 6-row Spring Barley6-Row SpringEarlyMedAvgFeed/Forage/MaltSemi-Smooth Short13.393510288.2
Robust 6-Row Spring Barley6-Row SpringEarlyMedAvgFeed/ForageSemi-Smooth Short11.89379683.7
Organic Robust 6-Row Barley6-Row SpringEarlyMedAvgFeed/ForageSemi-Smooth Short11.89379683.7
ND Genesis 2-Row Spring Barley2-Row SpringMedMedAvgFeed/Forage/MaltSemi-Smooth Long11.296510592.7
Organic ND Genesis 2-Row Spring Barley2-Row SpringMedMedAvgFeed/Forage/MaltSemi-Smooth Long11.296510592.7
Hays Forage Barley2-Row SpringLateMed-TallStrongForageAwnlessNANANANANA
Organic SB151 6-Row Winter Barley6-Row WinterEarlyMedStrongFeed/ForageSmoothIDIDIDIDID
Organic MN-Equinox 6-Row Winter Barley6-Row WinterEarlyMedBelow AvgFeedRough LongIDIDIDIDID
LCS Violetta 2-Row Winter Barley2-Row WinterEarlyShortVery StrongFeed/MaltAwnedIDID2IDID
LCS Calypso 2-Row Winter Barley2-Row WinterMedTallAvgFeed/MaltRough LongIDID2IDID

Seeding Rates for Small Grains 2023

Fall Planting Date Trials and Winter Survivability, University of Minnesota Extension

Malting Barley Marketing Outlets

Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by Albert Lea Seed. Contact malting operations before planting barley to market.

Anheuser-Busch Contract For Change

ID (Organic)

Moorhead, MN (Malt Plant)

ID, MT, ND (Grain Elevators)

Jessica.newman@anheuser-busch.com

Proximity Malt

Colorado, Delaware, Wisconsin

Proximity Malt

John Anderson

John.A@proximitymalt.com

414-755-8388

Preferred Varieties: LCS Violetta, LCS Genie

Rahr Malting

Shakopee, MN

(952) 445-1431

rahrcorporation.com

Contact name: Ron Volpi

rvolpi@rahr.com

Contract Method: Pre-contract

Preferred Varieties: AAC Synergy, Pinnacle, Explorer, Lacey

Briess Malting

Chilton, WI

(920) 849-7711

www.briess.com

Contact name: Joe Tulius

Joe.tulius@briess.com

Contract Method: Pre-contract, spot market

Preferred Varieties: ACC Synergy, Pinnacle

Maltwerks

Detroit Lakes, MN

(218) 844-6258

www.maltwerks.com

Contact name: Randy Peterson / Kaj Peterson

randy@maltwerks.com

kaj@maltwerks.com

Contract Method: spot market

Preferred Varieties: ACC Synergy

Malteurop

Milwaukee, WI

844-546-6258

https://malteuropmaltingco.com/en

Contract Method: Pre-contract, spot market

Preferred Varieties: Mayflower, Voyager

Vertical Malt

Crookston, MN

701-203-3358

www.verticalmalt.com

Contact name: Adam Wagner

Contract Method: does not purchase

Preferred Varieties: ND Genesis, ACC Synergy

Two Track Malting

Bismark, ND

701-595-3388

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