University of Maine Assisting in Small Grain Research Project

University of Maine reports that some of its researchers are assisting in a multi-institutional effort to create new strategies for producing and marketing small grains, including emmer, einkorn, spelt, naked barley, hulless oats, rye, and others. The project is working to develop new small grain varieties, identify best management practices, evaluate new market opportunities, and strengthen supply chains. This work should help bolster small grain production and organic farms’ sustainability and diversity. University of Maine’s part of the project involves variety trials on test plots and on-farm, as well as nutritional analysis and baker evaluation of the flour produced.