OSU Leads "Naked Barley" Effort

Feb 15, 2018

Barley is an important grain for many different human and animal uses. 

But the grain is just darned hard to remove from its hull.  Unless it's "naked barley." 

This is a variety mutated to allow easier separation of grain and hull. 

Oregon State University is at the center of an effort to study the potential uses of naked barley. 

Patrick Hayes is a barley breeder at OSU; he visits with the news.