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Barley Research

The American Malting Barley Association’s (AMBA) research grant program is directed at meeting its mission to encourage and support an adequate supply of high quality malting barley for the malting, brewing, distilling, and food industries and increase our understanding of malting barley, and AMBA’s vision to be the leader in improvement, development, and understanding of malting barley.  AMBA’s substantial support augments state and federal funds allocated for barley research.

The core of AMBA's research program is applied barley breeding and related support programs, including basic research. Other support is provided for research projects on diseases, insect pests, variety evaluation, production, management and malting quality.

Significant progress has been realized in the improvement of malting barley varieties as a result of the collaborative efforts of state and federal research facilities and industry partners.  At the same time, there is always the need for new varieties that reduce the risk to the grower, provide improved quality characteristics to the end-user, and remain competitive with other cropping options.

AMBA 2017-2018 Barley Research Grant Projects

AMBA 2016-2017 Barley Research Grant Projects

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2018-06-10 05:00 pm
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The 1st International Brewing Symposium on Malt Flavor and Aroma in Beer (IBS Malt Flavor and …
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News
2018-01-24
In Arizona, the Verde River was running dry, so Kim Schonek devised a plan to save it with the help of everyone's favorite malted beverage.  This article details how Ms. Schonek encouraged …
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Press Releases
2018-01-03
At their December 13, 2017 meeting, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) Board of Directors approved a list of recommended malting barley varieties for 2018. Read full release …
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