Quality Evaluation Program

AMBA supports an early generation malting quality evaluation program for barley breeders and basic malting quality research at the USDA-ARS Cereal Crops Research Unit, Madison, Wisconsin. Early generation testing at the Cereal Crops Research Unit is followed by pilot scale malting and brewing evaluations of more advanced lines by AMBA members.

 

Selections that show promise after two or three years of pilot scale evaluation may be advanced to plant scale evaluation. AMBA and/or member companies contract the production of new selections, which are malted by a member maltster and distributed among member brewing companies for testing in actual plant scale production of beer. Satisfactory results from plant scale evaluation are required before a variety is recommended for malting and brewing by AMBA.

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Upcoming Events
2015-07-20 05:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Fargo
Fargo, ND 58102
The fourth annual North Dakota State University Barley Field School will be held July 21-23, 2015 …
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2015-06-04
The 2014 Farm Bill requires that producers that the USDA determines have highly erodible land (HEL) or wetlands must certify that they comply with certain conservation measures to receive crop …
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Press Releases
2015-06-29
The American Malting Barley Association, Inc. (AMBA) announces an update to the list of recommended malting barley varieties for the 2015 growing season.  AMBA is a nonprofit trade association …
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