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Saskatchewan Crop Walk

Check out this video from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture with Mitchell Japp, Provincial Specialist – Cereal Crops, and Matt Enns, barley farmer and maltster from Rosthern, discussing how to grow harvest great malting barley! #SKcropwalk Harvest considerations- malt barley with Matt Enns from Makers Malt Posted by Saskatchewan Agriculture on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Made in Canada Tour

Join us July 24 & 25th for the Made in Canada malting barley tour in Alberta! Made in Canada Tour Details Custom tour for brewers and maltsters to view the newest Canadian malting barley varieties. During the tour, participants will have the opportunity to see plots and fields of new varieties such as AAC Connect, […]

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CANADIAN BARLEY EXPORTS SURGE

Canada’s barley exports in the first 4 1/2 months of the year (Aug to mid Dec) reached 954,000 tonnes, ahead of last year’s strong program at this time of 772,000 tonnes, and well ahead of the 5-year average of 519,000 tonnes. Looking at StatCan export data, the big year over year difference on exports has […]

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2018 malt barley quality…looking good

When the reports of snow fall in Alberta came during the first week of September, it was disheartening to say the least. In spite of a very dry summer, the malting barley crop in many key areas had fared well (with the exception of south western Saskatchewan and southern Alberta where drought had taken a […]

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Rains stall Prairie harvest

September 13 – After a dry, hot summer that took a toll on Prairie crops, farmers had begun to harvest what was still looking like a pretty good barley crop only to see the weather change in early September with rains stalling harvest in many parts of the Prairies. With about 50% of the barley […]

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2018 Seeding Update

CANADA: Typically at this time of year we would be reporting the percentage of acres seeded, especially in southern Alberta. But that is not the case as Spring has been elusive and cold temperatures persisted into much of April. Finally the weather has changed over the Prairies in the last week bringing with it much anticipated warm dry air.  The […]

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2017 Harvest Update

September 22: Harvest of spring cereal crops is advancing ahead of normal this year, with barley almost entirely off in Manitoba, 85% complete in Saskatchewan (5-yr average ~70%) and 70% in Alberta (5-yr average ~60%).  Barley yields appear to be on trend this year at around 63 bushels/acre, although this is lower than anecdotal reports […]

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SEEDING UPDATE

As of June 7th its a tale of two stories on the Prairies: too wet in some areas to finish seeding; too dry in other areas slowing crop development and generating talk of drought conditions.  Barley seeding is now around 85% complete in W. Canada with some central  areas of Saskatchewan and Alberta still struggling […]

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2017 SEEDING UPDATE

Seeding across the Prairies has advanced rapidly in the past two weeks after a very slow start.  However while southern Saskatchewan and Alberta have virtually completed seeding, further north the story is very different with continued wet conditions limiting field work. In southern Alberta barley seeding was 87% complete as of May 23rd, but only […]

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2017 SEEDING UPDATE

Seeding is well behind average across western Canada this Spring.  Alberta Agriculture estimates seeding at 6% complete as of May 2 compared with 21% last year and the 5 year average of 13%.   Cool temperatures in April kept soils from drying out and warming up.   In Saskatchewan poor weather has delayed spring field work and […]

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