New Malting Varieties + How On-farm Management Impacts The Malting Process
In 2021, SaskBarley helped fund the provincial Regional Variety Trials through the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC). In Saskatchewan, those trials are run by the Saskatchewan Variety Performance Group, in Alberta by the Alberta Regional Variety Advisory Committee and in Manitoba by the Manitoba Crop Variety Evaluation Trials.
Alberta Barley leveraged the SaskBarley-funded project and received funding from Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) to create podcasts and videos highlighting new malting varieties and how on-farm management impacts the malting process. Check them out below.
- Malting barley varieties and markets: now and into the future
- Malting barley quality: quality and on-farm management impacts on the malting process
- Better Malt Better Barley: Pre-harvest in St. Albert Alberta
- Better Malt Better Barley: Pre-harvest in Westlock Alberta
- Better Malt Better Barley: Early season in Westlock Alberta
In 2022, the trials were repeated. For the 2022 growing season, SaskBarley, Alberta Barley and Manitoba Crop Alliance helped fund the provincial Regional Variety Trials and the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) post-harvest evaluation from the Regional Variety Trials. New videos are being developed from the 2022 growing season.