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  • National Barley Research Cluster ready to take barley to next level

    Barley science in Canada received a major boost today with the signing of agreements for the “Adding Value to Barley National Research Cluster” project.

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  • Greg Stamp: Seed expert, Twitter star

    Alberta Barley’s director for Region One is Greg Stamp, who stands out for both his young age and his passion for social media technologies.

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  • Spotlight on Research: Fighting Western Canada’s First ‘Super Weed’

    Robert Blackshaw is a weed control research scientist at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada–Lethbridge Research Centre. He chuckled when asked if glyphosate-resistant (GR) kochia deserves the unscientific designation of “super weed.”

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  • Spotlight on Research: Nitrogen Use Efficiency

    Developing varieties that show greater nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) can potentially increase crop yield while reducing fertilizer use.

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  • Market Development: Pharmaceutical uses for barley

    As the old saying goes, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. According to Lingyun Chen, PhD and associate professor with the University of Alberta, this may not be the case for barley.

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