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6-row barley

By Scutter
Winter barley is either 2-row or 6-row. This refers to the arrangement of grains on the ear. 6-row varieties are potentially higher yielding than 2-row ones, however the grains tend to be smaller and the final yield is very similar to the 2-rows.

People on here often get confused between wheat and barley. As a general rule of thumb if it has whiskers (or awns) it is barley. No awns means it is wheat (but there are a few exceptions just to catch you out!)

The second picture shows a 2-row barley for comparison. This may all seem pretty academic to the layman (and I guess it is!!). Barley is grown for malt (to make beer, whisky and Horlicks) or for animal feeds. Wheat is grown for bread, biscuits or animal feed.

Barley is far more photogenic than wheat IMO!!

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Voters: pharaohcomplex, gordymohr, snaphotos and 15 more

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27 Sep 2010 8:40PM
i dont know much about all that but this is a great image Smile
27 Sep 2010 8:42PM
Awesome pic!
snaphotos 12 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2010 8:49PM
I like the simplicity of no 2, but love the golden tones of no 1. (Thanks for the cereal info)
27 Sep 2010 8:50PM
Great shot well done.
27 Sep 2010 9:18PM
Great work here V2 for me well done.
27 Sep 2010 9:18PM
Excellent shot nice work.....Adam
achieverswales 11 8 101 Wales
27 Sep 2010 9:32PM
Great work like them both but for me #1 has the edge!


Scutter Plus
14 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2010 10:19PM
Thanks for your comments folks! Hope you didn't mind the mini lecture!!
Suehh 15 39 6 England
27 Sep 2010 10:30PM
I like both images - and the lesson is great - thanks
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
27 Sep 2010 11:30PM
great light and detail in both
KathyW 18 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
29 Sep 2010 9:49AM
I like both shots Smile

Barley is definitely more photogenic, Durum wheat is just weird...

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