Alberta Barley

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Lacombe Funding

The Alberta Canada Barley Development Agreement is a co-operative scientific research program between Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Alberta Barley. It was first signed in 1993 and has been renewed every 10 years. The program develops new varieties of barley with production and utilization characteristics that matter to both producers and industry. These characteristics (disease resistance, yield potential, water usage, etc.) all contribute to the success of barley crops in regions throughout Alberta, allowing farmers to select varieties that will minimize losses and maximize profits.

Alberta Barley Funding: Up to $250,000 annually ($195,000 in 2012), and non-financial resources as required

Project Partners:

  • Alberta Barley
  • Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Project Lead:

Dr. James Helm
Plant Breeder
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

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