KWS DONAU

Two-rowed winter malting barley

KWS DONAU is a high-yielding winter barley variety with excellent malting qualities. During its test phase from 2016-2018, KWS DONAU was able to clearly outperform all previous main varieties in both yield and sieving grade >2,5 mm. Agronomically, KWS DONAU shows slight improvements to the previous main variety KWS Scala in terms of stability and Rynchosporium tolerance. When compared to other similar barley varieties, the earlier maturity of KWS DONAU can be seen as a substantial advantage in the main barley production areas. KWS DONAU is known for delivering bright malt with favorable beta glucan, extract content and friability parameters. Regarding protein content, KWS DONAU is on the same level as KWS Scala.

Variety characteristics

Head development
APS 5
Ripening period
APS 5
Plant height
APS 3
Stability
APS 7
Stem rupture
APS 5
Mildew
APS 5
Dwarf leaf rust
APS 5
Net blotch
APS 6
Rhynchosporium
APS 3
Ramularia
APS 7
Sieving grade >2,5 mm
APS 9
Protein content
APS 6
Malt extract
APS 7
Friabilimeter
APS 8
Soluble N-content
APS 5
Betaglucan content
APS 4
Wort colour
APS 3
Wort clouding
APS 3
Source: AGES – Institut für Nachhaltige Pflanzenproduktion
* = own evaluation based on AGES classification
1 = very low development … 9 = very high development
Sowing strength:320 - 370 grains / m²
Sowing rate:140 - 200 kg / ha
Organic seeds:untreated seeds available
500kg Big Bag:unavailable

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