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Harvest Progress Update

2020 Malting Barley Harvest Quality Update The barley harvest has all but wrapped up, and this year’s malt barley crop in western Canada will rate as one of the better quality crops in the last ten years with excellent plump kernels, high test weight and protein levels in the 11-13.5% range with a low incidence of […]

HARVEST PROGRESS UPDATE

Official harvest progress by Province: As of October 13, Alberta barley harvest is estimated at 97.8% complete (source AB Ag). As of October 12, Saskatchewan barley harvest is estimated at 100% complete (source SK Ag). As of October 13 , Manitoba barley harvest is estimated at 99% complete (source MB Ag).

HARVEST PROGRESS UPDATE

Official harvest progress by Province: As of October 6, Alberta barley harvest is estimated at 94% complete (source AB Ag). As of October 5, Saskatchewan barley harvest is estimated at 99% complete (source SK Ag). As of October 6, Manitoba barley harvest is estimated at 99% complete (source MB Ag).

Canadian Beer Day

Its October 7th, which means its Canadian Beer Day!   Tip one back and check out the following videos posted on the Beer Canada You Tube channel.  In addition to this year’s Canadian Beer Day video, see also videos that provide an overview of the malting and brewing processes, as well as a variety of beer […]

Harvest progress update

Official harvest progress by Province: As of September 29, Alberta barley harvest is estimated at 82% complete (source AB Ag). South – 97.2% Central – 81.7% North East – 80.0% North West – 63.0% Peace – 44.3% As of September 28, Saskatchewan barley harvest is estimated at 98% complete (source SK Ag). As of September […]

Harvest Progress Update

Official harvest progress by Province: As of Sep 22, Alberta barley harvest is estimated at 66% complete (source AB Ag). South – 93% Central – 62.1% North East – 52.8% North West – 46.0% Peace – 26.4% As of September 22, Manitoba barley harvest is estimated at 95% complete (source MB Ag). Southwest – 95-100%; […]

CMBTC Harvest Progress Report – September 21, 2020

Official harvest progress by province: As of Sep 15, Alberta barley harvest is estimated at 47% complete (source AB Ag). As of September 14, Manitoba barley harvest is estimated at 92% complete (source MB Ag). As of Sep 14, Saskatchewan barley harvest is estimated at 72% complete (source SK Ag) Barley harvest is advancing quickly […]

CMBTC Harvest Progress Report – September 3, 2020

HIGHLIGHTS As of Sep. 3rd, 35-40% of the barley harvest is complete across the Prairies. Some areas like southern Alberta are almost finished, while others, like northern Alberta, have yet to begin. Many areas reporting above average yields to date, although parts of Saskatchewan that were dry this year, and areas in Alberta that were […]

CMBTC Update – Malting Barley Harvest Ideas 2020

Western Canada is poised to harvest a large grain crop with most areas of the Prairies having received sufficient moisture this growing season. While some pockets have been too dry, most of the grain growing regions have received sufficient to excess amounts of moisture this season.  As harvest begins, the CMBTC has some considerations for […]

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Crop Progress Report — July 27, 2020

Crops across the Canadian Prairies continue to look good and in some regions excellent. The only point of concern is the lateness of a majority of the crop due to lack of heat units which has pushed back crop development one week to ten days later than normal. In some areas there are concerns over disease […]