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WSU Barley Breeding and Malt Quality Lab Malt Quality Testing Services


Lab Focus

The major focus of the WSU barley breeding program is the development of malt, food and feed varieties adapted to the diverse growing regions of Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. The lab also provides grain and malt analytical services to third parties as well as conducting barley pathology research into globally important diseases.

Analytical Services

Barley Research

The lab uses modern molecular techniques to map, validate and characterize genes involved in the interaction between barley and globally important diseases such as stem rust, net form net blotch and spot form net blotch.