Crop Progress Report – June 24, 2021

WESTERN CANADA Decent rains in the first two weeks of June benefitted the crops and provided temporary relief to regions that were dry. The dry conditions through many parts of the Prairies have been a major concern this growing season. Now the Prairies will see hot dry weather accompanied by windy conditions for the remainder […]

Crop Progress Report – June 8, 2021

The rains at the end of May were welcome on the Prairies, with the amounts ranging from 25 cm (1 inch) to 100 cm (4 inches). The month of May was truly variable when it came to temperatures with daytime highs reaching  30°C and corresponding night time temperatures in the low single digits. There were also frost scares, but fortunately the cereals survived without significant damage. Now June is coming in hot and dry in many […]

Crop Progress Report – May 21, 2021

This report may not be reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without permission of the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre.   Significant seeding progress has been made across the Prairies, this past week. As most of the West was dry and there have not been many interruptions to slow farmers from planting the crop. […]

Crop Progress Report May 7, 2021

This report may not be reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without permission of the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre.   General seeding has begun in most of the prairies, and although the conditions have not been ideal, farmers were eager to commence the seeding season. A large portion of the West lacks moisture and the temperatures remain below […]

Global Beer Industry Update

2020 was a difficult year for the global brewing industry. While estimates vary, there is general agreement that world beer production was down between 7-10% this past year. Certain regions were particularly hard hit such as Africa, Asia and Europe with output drops in the order of 10-15%, while North and South America fared better […]

Crop Protection Update

The plant growth regulator chlormequat chloride (Manipulator) has been updated to Yellow/Be Informed under Keep it Clean for use on all Barley in Canada (malt, feed and food).   Malting barley had previously been classified as yellow. This classification is a signal to producers to check with their grain buyers before using Manipulator on barley to […]

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2021 Seeding Considerations

Opportunities for New Canadian Malting Barley Varieties CDC Bow, AAC Connect & CDC Fraser Canada’s barley breeders have developed a promising suite of new malting barley varieties such as CDC Bow, AAC Connect and CDC Fraser each with excellent agronomics and disease resistance. These new varieties are poised to succeed older, established varieties such as […]

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MALTING BARLEY SEEDING CONSIDERATIONS FOR 2021

Canada’s barley breeders have developed a promising suite of new malting barley varieties such as CDC Bow, AAC Connect and CDC Fraser each with excellent agronomics and disease resistance that are poised to succeed established varieties AC Metcalfe, CDC Copeland and AAC Synergy.  They have very desirable malting and brewing characteristics, reinforcing Canada’s position as […]