Seeing some of what I think is loose smut developing in a field of Sunningdale hybrid barley. Interesting to hear people’s thoughts if this is no big deal or totally unacceptable after using this type of seed.
Not sold it yet but it will probably get rejected under 98% germination so it's not really worth the risk trying it as malt. Not had the space or time to dry it into until now but it would be good to find out what's gone wrong.
Just finished drying 300 tons from 16.5% to 14.5 moisture very carefully with low air and grain temps and have ended up with germination of 94% when it was up at 98% about a month ago. Not sure if this was because it was left 'wet' for too long or I got the drying wrong.
I'm amazed how a dealer like Ripon can have a yard of trade in machinery, some of it seems to have been there for years, its not surprising in current times they don't want more cash tied up. Knowing @snipe he probably wants the same money back that he paid for new