Barley Growers

To assist you as a grower of malting barley we have linked certain information here for ease of reference that we hope you will find useful.   This is by no means exhaustive but will aid you as a first point of reference.

If there is any other information you would like to see on this page for your ease of reference please let us know via our contact form.

Moisture content of barley accepted by the malting industry

Malting Barley Committee Approved Lists for Harvest 2019

Reasons for refusal of barley delivered to UK maltings - annual survey report

Latest MAGB malting barley crop report

Use of desiccants on malting barley

What UK Maltsters hope to purchase from this years harvest

Latest update to the BBPA/CampdenBRI agrochemical list for use on malting barley

WATCH OUT! for Illegal Pesticides

Assured UK Malt standard


To ensure no problems of mould on grain, and possible subsequent formations of mycotoxins, the malting industry has specified the moisture content of barley it is willing to accept after the harvest period.

If you grow or are thinking of growing malting barley to supply the malting industry the updated malting barley varieties recommended by the Malting Barley Committee to be grown for 2018 harvest can be viewed here.

View here the latest MAGB malting barley crop report

Here you will find a short document detailing the use of desiccants on malting barley

UK maltsters are likely to buy around 1.9 million tonnes in total of malting barley from the 2017 crop.  To find out what nitrogen levels maltsters will be looking to buy at click here

If you already supply barley you may be interested in how closely to specification delivered barley has been sold to maltsters.  For this the MAGB have annually collated information supplied by members regarding rejections at malting sites. This ongoing survey updated annually shows reasons for refusal of barley delivered to UK maltings, details of which can be found here.

Here you will find the latest update to the BBPA/CampdenBRI agrochemical list for use on malting barley  released on 26th April 2017.

WATCH OUT! for Illegal Pesticides this campaign supported by the Voluntary Initiative and Red Tractor Assurance is designed to raise awareness amongst farmers and within businesses and organisations along the food chain of the threat posed by illegal pesticides.

Assured UK Malt is a scheme operated by the MAGB bringing together various aspects of new and existing codes of practice making up a set of standards unique in the world of malting. You can view the AUKM standard here.  This and further information can be found on the assured UK malt website.















Come and visit the MAGB at the Cereals Event on 14th & 15th June 2017.  We can be found on Stand No.? within the AHDB area.