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