Barley Grain Identification Course

This is a 2-day course which, will consist of tuition in barley grain characters and practical sessions. Both the tuition and practical sessions will involve using microscopes. 

The course will be based on the identification of barley varieties and detection of varietal impurities using grain characteristics. 

There will be a test on the second afternoon of the course. Candidates who pass are issued with a certificate of competence (normally issued within 10 days).

The course will be limited to 12 participants in order that the full value of the practical demonstration and tuition may be obtained. 

Candidates are issued with a course booklet and a description of the grain characteristics for popular barley varieties. 

Candidates should bring a pen or pencil. 

The cost of the course is currently £240 + VAT

Tea/coffee and lunch are provided.

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