#1 choice

for cereal cyst nematode resistance

of GN (glycosidic nitrile)
Highest yielding

variety in 2016 Montana State University trials

An adventure in craft barley

Newly AMBA approved, LCS Odyssey had grown a reputation for having an usuasually broad adaptation.  In addition to yield and malt charagcterestic both the farmer and the brewer will enjoy, LCS Odyssey is a must have variety for distillers, as it is the only malting barley variety available in the US today rated as Non-GN (zero glycosidic nitrile content).

Area of Adaptation
Malting Specifications
Specification2016 LCS1
Fort Collins,
2016 MSU2
2015 MSU3
2013 AMBA4
Idaho Falls,
2013 AMBA4
Pullman, Washington
Plump (On 6/64) (%)97.099.997.897.994.5
Moisture (%)10.415.08.18.6
Total Protein (% d.b.)10.913.610.810.710.3
Pre Harvest Sprouting (RVA)154142
DON (ppm)<0.10.0
Extract, Fine Grind (% d.b.)82.479.083.282.981.2
Wort Color (Deg. Lov.)1.561.902.451.661.88
Diastatic Power (Deg. L)11012777125124
Alpha Amylase (D.U.)54.944.762.061.560.4
Soluble Protein (% d.b.)4.403.624.254.784.14
Total Protein (% d.b.)11.113.610.711.510.9
Soluble/Total Protein (% d.b.)39.627.542.641.837.8
Beta-Glucan (ppm)82190567678
Free Amino Nitrogen (FAN)160105214192179
Malt House Analysis 1
Chitting (%)Steep Out Moisture (%)Malt Yield (%)96-Hour Acrospire Count
0-1/4> 1/4-1/2> 1/2-3/4> 3/4-1> 1
LCS Odyssey Malt House Analysis
  1. LCS data, obtained from Hartwick College: hartwick.edu/about-us/centers-institutes/center-for-craft-food-and-beverage/
  2. Data obtained from Winter Malting Barley Trial (WMBT): triticeaetoolbox.org/barley/
  3. Data obtained from Michigan State University: msue.anr.msu.edu/topic/malting_barley/research
  4. Data obtained from the American Malting Barley Association: ambainc.org/
Yield & Protein Content
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Agronomic Features
University of Idaho SouthOregon State
TW (lb/bu)Height (in)HeadingTW (lb/bu)Height (in)
LCS Odyssey48.428.73.2LCS Odyssey50.226.3
CDC Copeland49.134.30.5Full Pint53.525.2
AAC Synergy48.532.7-1.1CDC Copeland50.329.0
AC Metcalfe50.033.7-1.5AAC Synergy52.829.4
Moravian 6946.027.03.2
Montana State
TW (lb/bu)Height (in)HeadingTW (lb/bu)Height (in)Heading
LCS Odyssey52.626.74.253.425.13.1
CDC Copeland53.931.92.253.327.81.3
AC Metcalfe54.032.6-1.853.629.5-1.1
AAC Synergy52.531.
University of Minnesota
Lodging (1-9)Height (in)Heading (DOM*)
LCS Odyssey3.429.02.6
ND Genesis3.235.2-0.9
AC Metcalfe4.935.00.6
AAC Synergy3.734.21.1
Michigan State
TW (lb/bu)Height (in)Heading (DOM*)PHS(RVA)
LCS Odyssey49.222.91.3142.3
CDC Copeland37.224.01.777.8
AC Metcalfe50.325.6-1.051.7
AAC Synergy50.424.7-1.736.7
Washington State
TW (lb/bu)Height (in)Heading (DOM*)
High RainfallLCS Odyssey51.728.78.0
CDC Copeland51.438.08.4
Medium RainfallLCS Odyssey52.727.01.0
CDC Copeland51.635.03.5
Low RainfallLCS Odyssey53.126.51.0
CDC Copeland52.534.03.0
Data sets are available in their entirety at individual university websites.
*Days off mean of trial

LCS Odyssey – Data

Results may not predict future performance under extremely adverse or unique conditions, including race changes.
Unauthorized seed multiplication prohibited by law. U.S. Plant Variety Protection Number has been granted.
Tatiana Henry
2017 Barley Seed Guide