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...
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
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...
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...
Trying to Grow Malt Barley Can Make You Cry in Your Beer
This article was first published in the February 12, 2018 print edition of Alberta Farmer Express and online on February 20, 2018.
By: Jennifer Blair
There’s way more money in malt than feed,...
A Good Fertility Plan Balances Yield and Protein
When it comes to producing malting barley, fertility management is a balancing act. Making grade requires growers to walk a fine line between yield and protein – if they miss the mark, they’re...