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  • Keep an Eye Out for Wireworms

    Keep an Eye Out for Wireworms

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  • Putting Communication on the To-Do List

    Putting Communication on the To-Do List

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  • Know End User Specs When Growing for Malt

    Know End User Specs When Growing for Malt

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  • Foliar Fungicide Final Step to Protecting Malt Potential

    Foliar Fungicide Final Step to Protecting Malt Potential

    Keeping the flag leaf clear of disease is important for protecting your malt yield and kernel plumpness. A foliar fungicide can help make sure you make malt.

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  • Study Confirms Wireworm Making Comeback

    Study Confirms Wireworm Making Comeback

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  • RealAg Radio: 3 Pillars of Malt Barley Production

    RealAg Radio: 3 Pillars of Malt Barley Production

    For higher yields and good kernel plumpness growers should be paying attention to their crop establishment, fertility management, and disease management.

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  • Seeding Rates Trending Upwards

    Seeding Rates Trending Upwards

    Kelly Boles, owner-manager of Center Field Solutions, explains what variables you need to consider when determining your optimal seeding rate, and how rates have changed over the years.

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  • Seed Growers Get Sneak Peeks

    Seed Growers Get Sneak Peeks

    Who doesn’t want front-row seats to the next big thing? That’s just one of the advantages of being a cereal seed grower. Syngenta Cereal Seed Associate, Randy Cay, discusses what the job entails.

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  • Farm Crafted Malt Flavours

    Farm Crafted Malt Flavours

    How does malt barley take on the flavours of cereal, chocolate or cereal? Learn how changing the roasting time and temperature can bring a unique flavour to malt.

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  • Growing Demand for AAC Synergy

    Growing Demand for AAC Synergy

    Are you thinking of switching your malt barley variety? Find out more about AAC Synergy.

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  • 2018 Delivers an Overall Good-Quality Crop

    2018 Delivers an Overall Good-Quality Crop

    With the release of the Quality of Western Canadian Malting Barley 2018 Report, we look back at how barley fared in terms of quality, production and yield.

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  • Barley Breeding Goes Social

    Barley Breeding Goes Social

    This interview with Dr. Ana Badea, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), sheds light on the barley breeding process and how growers can get involved.

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  • Malt Barley Yields Surprise in Challenging 2018

    Malt Barley Yields Surprise in Challenging 2018

    With 2018 coming to end, we take look back at this season's surprising malt barley yields despite facing some challenging weather conditions.

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  • An Education in Agronomy and Brewing

    An Education in Agronomy and Brewing

    In this podcast, Advanced Cicerone Natasha Peiskar and Syngenta's Technical Development Lead Chris Spasoff sit down to discuss agronomy and brewing processes for malt barley.

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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. Determine whether the yield-robbing pests are present in the fields you're planning to seed to malting barley next spring.

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  • RealAg Radio: Let’s Talk Plots

    RealAg Radio: Let’s Talk Plots

    Mike Oro, Operations Manager for Alberta Field Crop Development Centre sits down with Shaun Haney at the 2017 Malt Masters event in Olds, Alberta to talk plots.

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  • Optimistic Market Conditions

    Optimistic Market Conditions

    Drought has plagued some key competitors this year. Because they'll have smaller supplies of malting barley, there’s a great opportunity for a strong malting barley export program this year.

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  • Adding Value Through Education

    Adding Value Through Education

    Based in Winnipeg, the Malt Academy provides courses that teach growers and maltsters about the entire malt value chain. Keep an eye out for the new courses they're adding!

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  • Growers and Maltsters

    Growers and Maltsters

    This piece highlights Maker's Malt. It's a collective of barley growers that are also maltsters. They can make unique malts for the Canadian craft beer market.

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  • RealAg Radio: The Malt Barley Value Chain

    RealAg Radio: The Malt Barley Value Chain

    Dr. Bryan Ulmer, Product Evaluation Scientist with Syngenta, explains why discussions among growers, maltsters and agronomists can be beneficial for all.

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