Cornell Small Grains Trial Results

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University of Wisconsin Grains Variety Evaluation

Multi-Use Naked Barley for Organic Systems Project


  • Baker, Brian. 2018. Dehulling Ancient Grains: Economic Considerations and Equipment. eOrganic article. Available at
  • Baker, B. and Russell, J. 2017. Capturing a Value-Added Niche Market: Articulation of Local Organic Grain. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 99, Issue 2, March 2017, Pages 532–545. Available at
  • Kissing-Kucek et al. 2016. Evaluation of wheat and emmer varieties for artisanal baking, pasta making, and sensory quality. Journal of Cereal Science. V74, March 2017, Pages 19-27. Available at
  • Kissing-Kucek, L., Baker, B., Dawson, J., Benscher, D., Davis, M., Perry, R., Ross, G., Russell, J., Sorrells, M. 2014. Value Added Grains for Local and Regional Food Systems. Rahmann G. and Aksoy, U. Eds. Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference.;Building Organic Bridges’, at the Organic World Congress 2014, 13-15 Oct., Istanbul, Turkey. Available at
  • Kissing-Kucek, L., L.D. Veenstra, P. Amnuaycheewa, M.E. Sorrells. 2015. A Grounded Guide to Gluten: How Modern Genotypes and Processing Impact Wheat Sensitivity. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. DOI:10.1111/1541-4337.12129.
  • Massman, C., Meints, B., Hernandez, J., Kunze, K., Hayes, P.M., Sorrells, M.E., Smith, K.P., Dawson, J.C., Gutierrez, L. Characterization of agronomic traits in organic spring naked barley. 2021. Crop Science.
  • Sandro, P., Kissing Kucek, L., Sorrells, M.E., Dawson, J., Gutierrez, L. 2022. Developing high-quality value-added cereals for organic systems in the U.S. Upper Midwest: hard red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) breeding. Theoretical and Applied Genetics.

Conference Posters and Presentations

  • Darby, H., J. Dawson, L. Gutierrez, and E. Mallory. 2021. Grains for cold climates, participatory breeding, and on-farm trials. Regenerative Farming Fellowship Seminar, Stone Barns Center. February 25. Webinar.
  • Dawson, J.C., Telenko, D., Wepking, J. 2021. Variety selection and disease management in organic food-grade cereal grain production. OGRAIN Winter Webinar. January 22, 2021.
  • Dawson, J.C., Kissing-Kucek, L., Halloran, A. 2021. Food-Grade Grain: Behind the Seeds with Artisan Grain Collaborative. MOSES Organic Farming Podcast. April 6, 2021.
  • Dawson, J.C., Gutierrez, L. Cold weather cereal crops. 2021, Panel discussion with the Stone Barns Center and Northeast Grainshed Alliance Regenerative Farming Fellowship. Feb 25.
  • Dawson, J.C. 2021. Participatory wheat breeding. Presentation to the Common Grain Alliance, March 15, 2021.
  • Dawson, J.C., Sandro, P. Gutierrez, L. 2021, Organic Wheat Breeding. Presentation at the Great Lakes Wheat Workers conference. March 16.
  • Dawson, J.C. 2021, Organic wheat breeding for artisanal bread making quality. Clemson University Organic Grains conference. June 7.
  • Mallory, E. 2021. Grains and the Environment. Maine Grain Alliance Board of Directors Meeting. January 12.
  • Mallory, E. 2020. Life of a seed. Maine Grain Alliance Board of Directors Meeting. November 10, Online.
  • Mallory, E. 2020. Lessons learned from 11 years of organic grain variety trials. Raising Specialty Grains Webinar, 2020 Farmer-to-Farmer Conference, November 4, 2020.
  • Gautam et al. Evaluation of rancidity development in naked oat genotypes during storage. Poster presented at the 2022 NAPB annual meeting. August 9th to August 11th, 2022. Ames, Iowa. 
  • Russell, J., Meints, B., Kunze, K. Philadelphia Grain & Malt Symposium. 2021. Naked Barley and Other Value-Added Grains. Panel discussion. 
  • Sorrells, M.E. 2021. Cornell Small Grains Breeding and Genetics Project Value Added Grains for Local and Regional Food Systems. Cornell Cooperative Extension Workshop, Virtual. February 25.
  • Sorrells, M.E. 2021. Born, Bred, and Brewed in NY - Malting barley varieties for NY. New York State Brewers Association. March 2.
  • Sorrells, M.E. 2021. Accelerating Malting Barley Production in the Northeast. New York State Legislators, Albany, NY. March 3.
  • Sorrells, M.E. 2021. Cornell Small Grains Breeding Program, Great Lakes Wheat Workers, Ithaca, NY March 16.
  • Sorrells, M.E. 2021. Small Grains Varieties for NY. Small Grains Management Field Day (Virtual) Aurora, NY June 3.
  • Sorrells, M.E. 2021. Cornell Small Grains Breeding & Genetics Project Value-Added Grains for Local and Regional Food Systems. Clemson University Organic Grains conference. June 7.
  • Sorrells, M.E., Small Grains Varieties for NY. 2021. Seed Growers Field Day, Ithaca, NY. July 1.

Grains Week 2021 Final Report

Grains Week 2021 Final Report. Find the recordings and full program at