AMBA Barley Improvement Conference
January 11 & 12, 2015
Hacienda Hotel, Old Town, San Diego, CA

Sponsors of the 2015 Barley Improvement Conference were:

American Malting Barley Association
Montana Wheat & Barley Committee
Idaho Barley Commission
National Barley Growers Association
Idaho Grain Producers Association
North Dakota Barley Council
Minnesota Barley Research & Promotion Council
Washington Grain Commission
Montana Grain Growers Association 



Welcome & Overview
Mike Davis, American Malting Barley Association

A Round Up of the North American Malting Barley Crop for 2014
Derek Prell, Malteurop

Is there a Quick Fix for Resistance to Preharvest Sprouting?
Rich Horsley, North Dakota State University

Management of Malting for Flavor Development and its Impact on Malt Analyses
Paul Kramer, Rahr Malting

Barley: Bursting with Flavor?
Pat Hayes, Oregon State University

Sustainable Barley Production (on;y accessible by AMBA members)
Wade Malchow, MillerCoors

USDA-ARS Barley Research at Aberdeen, Idaho
Mike Bonman, USDA-ARS Small Grains & Potato Germplasm Research Unit

Understanding the Regulation of Malting Quality Genes
Marcus Vinje, USDA-ARS Cereal Crops Research Unit, Madison, WI

Application of Metabolomic Technologies to Evaluate Malting Quality
Adam Heuberger, Colorado State University

BYD-CYD Virus Resistance in Spring Barley: Aphids on the Horizon
Lynn Gallagher, University of California - Davis

New Virulent races of barley leaf rust and stem rust pathogens in the United States
Jayaveeramuthu Nirmala, USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory, St. Paul, MN

One Brewer's Observations on Malt Flavor
Joseph Hertrich, Retired Group Director, Brewing Raw Materials, Anheuser Busch, Inc.

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