Lacey barley has a high yield potential with an intermediate grain protein and high-percentage plump. Lacey is a six-row malting barley with semi-smooth awns and short rachilla hairs. According to the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, the variety has medium sized kernels and the kernels have a colorless aleurone. Lacey has an intermediate maturity. Plant height averages 33 inches with good resistance to lodging and the variety shows little straw breakage at maturity.
- Resistance for leaf rust and spot blotch
- Ideal for malting and brewing characteristics including high malt extract, low soluble protein, and high alpha-amylase activity