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  • Growing Demand for AAC Synergy

    Growing Demand for AAC Synergy

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  • 2018 Delivers an Overall Good-Quality Crop

    2018 Delivers an Overall Good-Quality Crop

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  • Barley Breeding Goes Social

    Barley Breeding Goes Social

    Whether your malting barley fields are near or far from the Brandon Research and Development Centre (BRDC) in Manitoba, your input on the breeding program is never more than a tweet away. That’s...

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  • Malt Barley Yields Surprise in Challenging 2018

    Malt Barley Yields Surprise in Challenging 2018

    Mother Nature did her best to dampen the spirits of Prairie malt barley growers in 2018, but the crop persevered and many growers were pleasantly surprised as combines rolled through fields in late su

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  • An Education in Agronomy and Brewing

    An Education in Agronomy and Brewing

    Natasha Peiskar knows a thing or two about malt. She’s head brewer at Last Best Brewing in Calgary and one of eight Canadians who have achieved ‘Advanced Cicerone’ status in a world-renowned...

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  • Watch for Signs of Wireworms at Harvest

    Watch for Signs of Wireworms at Harvest

    Wireworms are one of the most challenging insects on the Prairies. That’s why you should determine whether the yield-robbing pests are present in the fields you’re planning to seed to malting...

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  • RealAg Radio: Let’s Talk Plots

    RealAg Radio: Let’s Talk Plots

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  • Optimistic Market Conditions

    Optimistic Market Conditions

    These are exciting times for Canadian malting barley. That’s the message growers heard at a recent Malt Masters event featuring keynote speakers from the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre...

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  • Adding Value Through Education

    Adding Value Through Education

    Malting barley growers looking to add value to their operation can get started by participating in a unique learning opportunity offered by the Malt Academy. Based at the Canadian Malting...

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  • Growers and Maltsters

    Growers and Maltsters

    A small collective of Saskatchewan malt barley growers is taking their crop one step further. The group with decades’ experience growing barley now malts it, too. Their unique malting operation...

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  • RealAg Radio: The Malt Barley Value Chain

    RealAg Radio: The Malt Barley Value Chain

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  • Beer Style Primer

    Beer Style Primer

    Last month we asked: “what’s your go-to summertime brew?” Based on your responses, lagers and wheat beers are best to beat the heat. Our poll limited you to only six options, but there are...

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  • The Journey from Barley to Malt

    The Journey from Barley to Malt

    Ever curious about how your barley gets converted to malt? This video by the Malt Academy at the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre gives you a step-by-step look at the malting...

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  • New Brewer Gains from Field View

    New Brewer Gains from Field View

    Brewing newcomer Natasha Peiskar is already developing a well-rounded perspective for her craft. The young brewer from Tool Shed Brewing Company in Calgary was recently partnered with Chris...

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  • Realag Radio: All about Malting with Red Shed Malting

    Realag Radio: All about Malting with Red Shed Malting

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  • Poll: What's Your Go-to Summertime Brew?

    Poll: What's Your Go-to Summertime Brew?

    Let us know your favourite type of beer for when it’s warm out. See live results of what others prefer – as soon as you cast your vote!

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  • Get the Most Out of a Crop Tour

    Get the Most Out of a Crop Tour

    ‘Tis the season for crop tours. It’s exciting to check out malting barley trials and innovations, but time away from your farm can also be a strain on your productivity. Our Syngenta reps put...

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  • What is Luxury Barley?

    What is Luxury Barley?

    ‘Terroir’ turns everyday malt into ‘luxury barley’ By: Jennifer Blair This article was published in the April 23, 2018 edition of Alberta Farmer Express. Whisky from Scotland’s Isle of Islay....

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  • Realag Radio: 3 Pillars of Malt Barley Production

    Realag Radio: 3 Pillars of Malt Barley Production

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  • Foliar Fungicide Final Step to Protecting Malt Potential

    Foliar Fungicide Final Step to Protecting Malt Potential

    Disease management starts long before growers seed their barley, says Jack Payne, Farmers Edge operations coordinator based in Olds, Alberta. He notes that growers are actually making disease...

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