Factors affecting pregermination and loss of viability in malting barley varieties

Posted on 11.09.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Harvey, B. & Rajcan I.
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $90,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1998
Project Length: 3 Years

To examine the relationship between loss of germination and storage conditions (high relative humidity and temperature), to determine if different barley varieties are affected by storage condidtions in different ways, and to determnine if other factors, such as microorganisms and harvest practices, might be involved in the loss of germination.