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Posted 2014-02-19
Barley acreage in the US has declined to levels not seen in over 100 years, but the interest in growing malting barley has spread to regions in the US that have not grown the crop for many decades.  The driving force behind this interest is the movement to source food locally. read …
Posted 2013-11-07
Barley has gone from being a major feed grain to a specialty food crop in the last twenty-five years.  While there are still a few areas, primarily corn deficient regions, in the US that utilize barley for livestock, barley’s major use is for malting.  This malt makes its way into …
Posted 2013-04-18
April 18, 2013 – New genetic technologies are being applied to the development of barley varieties that greatly increase breeding efficiencies.  Many of these technologies grew out of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funding for the Barley Coordinated …
Posted 2012-10-11
October 11, 2012 - The North American brewing industry has long relied on domestic barley production to produce the beers enjoyed by consumers.  US production is almost exclusively dependent on six-rowed and two-rowed varieties that have been developed in North America. read more...... …
Posted 2012-09-10
Several factors could lead to a trend in not only greater barley acreage in the US, but also an increase in the geographic distribution of malting barley production.  Rising world beer production, a growing domestic craft beer industry, and local sourcing of ingredients all contribute to …
Posted 2012-06-11
June 11, 2012 - Interest in winter malting barley varieties has grown over the last few years.  In many regions, winter cereals provide farmers with increased cropping options and management flexibility. A sufficiently winter hardy variety will begin growing vigorously in spring and enter the …
Posted 2011-12-20
Plant Breeding and Genomics Online Resource Reaches Milestone Growth in the global population is placing an increased demand on the world's resources to sustain our society for food, feed, fuel, fibre, and environment, underscoring a need for safe and efficient crop production systems. To date, …
Posted 2011-11-18
Take Note of Waiting Periods When Planting Barley After Imidazolinone Herbicide Treatment Although Clearfield® type systems are popular and effective, anyone considering producing barley should be aware of the time needed between treatment with imidazolinones and barley planting. Imidazolinones …
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An article on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that agriculture contributes almost as much to carbon loss as deforestation.  The full article can be found here. …
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2017-11-16
The North American malting barley industry has undergone some significant changes in the last quarter century.  There has been a decline in the area planted to barley, particularly feed types, …
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