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2024 Barley Production & Seeding Considerations

WITH LOW INPUT COSTS, EARLY MATURITY AND  LIMITED PEST PRESSURES, BARLEY MAY BE A GOOD CROPPING OPTION FOR PRODUCERS IN 2024 The following document offers considerations with respect to growing barley including: Timing, Seeding Rates, Weed and Disease Management Soil Testing, Crop Protection and Certified Seed New Malting Barley Varieties – Agronomics and Quality End-User […]

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Why malting barley may be a good crop to grow in 2022

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New malting barley varieties offer improved agronomics and disease resistance and are gainingtraction in the marketplace. In addition to established varieties, new ones like AAC Connect andCDC Fraser are gaining commercial acceptance by Canadian and international maltsters and brewers. And with historically tight supplies, demand for Canadian malting barley is expected to be strongin the […]

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Hazed and Confused

By Andrew Nguyen In the past, unless you were making a very specific style of beer that was intentionally hazy, like a wit bier, North Americans sought to make their domestic beers crystal clear, a sign of quality. However with the growth in the craft beer market, we are seeing more beer that is intentionally […]

CMBTC Crop Progress Update

The harvest in Western Canada continues to face extraordinarily challenging conditions as record breaking snow storms covered southern Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan earlier this week. The enormity of the storm and the accumulation of rain/snow across the prairies brought everything to a standstill, prolonging an already delayed harvest.  Temperatures last week were in the […]

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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Crop Conditions Update

Current conditions in the world’s major barley growing areas are generally good with the exception of the western portion of the Canadian prairies.  Markets are generally quiet with steady Chinese (premium beer) demand for high quality Australian malting barley (and Canadian if available) but stocks are very limited. Australian barley areas vary from being too […]