Alberta Barley

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AgriInnovation Program Projects

In 2013, the barley industry received an $11 million research investment through the national barley cluster. This includes $8 million in support from the federal government and additional funding from Alberta Barley, the Western Grains Research Foundation, the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute, Rahr Malting and the Atlantic Grains Council.

 

Agronomy

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Developing barley germplasm with improved resistance to Fusarium head blight for Western Canada

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Status: Ongoing

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Identification and development of barley germplasm and varieties with resistance to multiple diseases

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $51,516
Status: Ongoing

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activity13

Association mapping for agronomic traits in two-row barley

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $10,218
Status: Complete

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Scald-resistance gene mapping and breeding

Timeline: April 2014 – March 2018
Status: Complete

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Assessment of pathogen variation for scald, net blotch, stripe rust and common root rot/spot blotch pathogens in response to geographic location, host genotype, host growth stage and specific host issues

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $63,052
Status: Ongoing

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The impact of seed treatments and foliar fungicides and their interaction with variety resistance and plant growth regulators on barley productivity and quality

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $92,080
Status: Ongoing

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Feed

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Breeding two-row barley cultivars for Western Canada at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research Centre

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Status: Ongoing

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Breeding dual-purpose forage/feed barley for Western Canada at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research Centre

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Status: Ongoing

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Feed and malting barley: linking enzymes to disease resistance

Timeline: April 2014 – March 2017
Alberta Barley Funding: $20,000
Status: Ongoing

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activity22

Development of alternative, sustainable, reduced-input strategies for crop and pest management and their impact on silage quality and feed value

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $58,275
Status: Ongoing

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Food

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Breeding two-row hulless food barley cultivars for Western Canada at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research Centre

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $130,200
Status: Ongoing

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Breeding hulless malting and food barley varieties

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $24,690
Status: Complete

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activity21

Effect of seeding rate and nitrogen rate on beta-glucan levels of hulless barley varieties across various soil and climatic zones in Western Canada

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $56,187
Status: Complete

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activity27

The effect of barley beta-glucan on human glycemic response: a meta-analysis

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2015
Alberta Barley Funding: $2,300
Status: Complete

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activity28

Optimization of primary processing protocols to improve whole-grain barley product nutrition, safety and flavour

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $36,728
Status: Complete

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Malt

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Breeding two-row malting barley cultivars for Western Canada at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research Centre

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Status: Ongoing

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Breeding six-row malting barley cultivars for Western Canada at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research Centre

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Status: Ongoing

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activity11

Breeding two-row feed and malting barley varieties

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $51,206
Status: Complete

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activity8

Improving malting barley production in Eastern Canada, cultivar and germplasm development

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $16,750
Status: Ongoing

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activity23

Development of improved cultural practices for malting barley production in Eastern Canada

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $52,141
Status: Ongoing

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activity9

Improving malting barley production in Eastern Canada through disease resistance to Fusarium head blight and foliar diseases

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $11,000
Status: Complete

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activity15

Development and commercialization of SNP marker technology for rapid identification of malting barley varieties

Timeline: April 2014 – March 2017
Alberta Barley Funding: $130,200
Status: Complete

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activity16

Enhancing selection for malting quality in two-row and hulless barley

Timeline: April 2014 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $47,097
Status: Complete

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activity18

Effect of rate and timing of a pre-harvest glyphosate application on seed germination, yield and quality of malting barley

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $37,052
Status: Ongoing

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Effect of plant growth regulator application on yield and quality of malting barley

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $38,631
Status: Complete

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activity20

Quality and yield response of malting barley varieties to increasing nitrogen rates

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $54,123
Status: Complete

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activity26

Impact of microbial communities on malt properties in commercial malting

Timeline: April 2013 – March 2018
Alberta Barley Funding: $112,469
Status: Ongoing

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