Oats, barley, and wheat: great reads and web viewing.
Subject: Oats (Research)
Oats (Nutritional aspects)
Pub Date: 02/01/2010
Publication: Name: Agricultural Research Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office Audience: Academic; General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Agricultural industry; Biotechnology industry; Business Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 U.S. Government Printing Office ISSN: 0002-161X
Issue: Date: Feb, 2010 Source Volume: 58 Source Issue: 2
Topic: Event Code: 310 Science & research
Product: Product Code: 0119400 Oats NAICS Code: 11119 Other Grain Farming SIC Code: 0119 Cash grains, not elsewhere classified
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 242015823
Full Text: Find a fascinating fact about oats, barley, or wheat--or even an intriguing recipe--in these informative books, websites, and other sources selected by reference librarian Rebecca Mazur at ARS's National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland:

Barley for Food and Health, by R.K. and C.W. Newman (2008).

Tackle the included recipes for Turkish Barley-Yoghurt Soup, Swedish Barley Sausage, or Danish Pancakes and you'll be appropriately fueled up for perusing this overview on research and development of new, barley-based foods--and much more--presented from a food-maker and food-science perspective.

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search

Want to know exactly what's inside your breakfast oatmeal? Check out this comprehensive database, generally regarded as the nation's premier analysis of the calories, vitamins, minerals, and other components in familiar foods.

The Small Grains Field Guide, edited by J.J. Wiersma and J.K. Ransom (2005).

Anyone thinking about growing oats, barley, or wheat will want to pick up this 158-page handbook of practical, reliable information from university Extension Service experts in North Dakota and Minnesota.

Barley Science: Recent Advances from Molecular Biology to Agronomy of Yield and Quality, by G.A. Slafer et al. (2002).

A useful anthology of articles about everything from stopping unwanted sprouting of barley kernels before harvest to using wild barleys as a source of genes for superior plants of tomorrow.

Proceedings, 8th International Oat Conference (2008) tinyurl.com/oatconf

Leading oat researchers worldwide offer abstracts, posters, and PowerPoint presentations in this preliminary, online compilation from the "Healthy Foods and Healthy Lives" oat conference, a highly regarded forum.

GrainGenes wheat.pw.usda.gov/GG2/index.shtml

This ARS-curated website offers an enlightening window on the world of those who study the genomes of oats, barley, wheat, and rye, and the wild relatives of these great little grains.

For an industry view, browse this quartet of informative, easy-to-navigate websites: National Barley Foods Council, barleyfoods.org; National Barley Growers Association, idahobarley.org/nbga; North American Millers' Association, namamillers.org; U.S. Grains Council, grains.org.
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