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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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  • Beer Style Primer

    Beer Style Primer

    How well do you understand the differences between the different styles of beers? Brush up on your brew knowledge.

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  • The Journey from Barley to Malt

    The Journey from Barley to Malt

    This video and article summary from the Malt Academy outlines the journey that makes barley into malt.

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  • New Brewer Gains from Field View

    New Brewer Gains from Field View

    Natasha Peiskar teamed up with Chris Spasoff, Malt Barley Technical Development Lead with Syngenta Canada as part of the Advancing Agriculture program, sponsored by Alberta Wheat and Alberta Barley.

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  • Realag Radio: All about Malting with Red Shed Malting

    Realag Radio: All about Malting with Red Shed Malting

    Joe Hamill from Red Shed Malting started out with home brewing and ended up a maltster. He shares his story and how he malts for craft brewers.

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

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

    There are so many styles of beer. But when the warm weather hits, do you find yourself drinking more of one kind? Let us know and view live poll results!

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  • Get the Most Out of a Crop Tour

    Get the Most Out of a Crop Tour

    Going on crop tours can be exciting, but they also take you away from your farm. Ensure your next crop tour is a productive use of your time by following these handy tips.

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