AC Metcalfe

AC Metcalfe

Strengths:

  • “Recommended” status from the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre
  • #1 malting barley variety in acres and selection

Malting Features:

  • Excellent malting quality
  • Large, plump kernels
  • Higher malt extract than Harrington
  • Better hull adherence than Harrington
  • Established domestic and export market demand

Agronomic Features:

  • Broadly adapted
  • Higher yield than Harrington
  • Height and lodging resistance similar to Manley
  • 3 days earlier maturing than Manley
  • 1 day later maturing than Harrington
  • Improved smut and net blotch resistance
  • Moderate fusarium resistance