2019 Barley Improvement Conference





January 9 & 10, 2019
Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second Street, NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

Sponsors for the 2019 Barley Improvement Conference were:

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

Speaker Presentations:

The critical importance of chill in dealing with climate change - Pat Hayes, Oregon State University

Winter barley: A view from the bold north and beyond - Kevin Smith, University of Minnesota

Optimizing winter malting barley and double crop soybeans in Michigan - Brook Wilke, Michigan State University

Breeding and research for malting traits in California - Alicia del Blanco & Allison Krill-Brown, University of California – Davis

Update on the NDSU barley breeding program - Rich Horsley, North Dakota State University

Strength in numbers: Resistance gene cassettes for durable disease control in cereals - Brian Steffenson, University of Minnesota

Bringing malting barley back to western Wisconsin - Carl Duley, University of Wisconsin

Do North American varieties meet the needs of all-malt distillers? - Aaron MacLeod, Hartwick College

Genetic dissection of malt quality - Jamie Sherman, Montana State University

Genotypic and phenotypic methods for improving pre-harvest sprouting resistance in the northeast - Daniel Sweeney, Cornell University

The economics and demographics of the Beer Industry. What factors will drive the beer industry over the next few years? - Lester Jones, National Beer Wholesalers Association

2019 Program

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