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Alberta Barley Projects

Alberta Barley supports a variety of valuable barley research projects. These projects seek to advance the agricultural field, and to increase the body of scientific knowledge around barley. Through its research program, Alberta Barley fosters development of new and improved technologies by initiating and co-ordinating research on barley in the areas of production, processing, marketing and product development. Only through ongoing crop research and innovation can we substantially increase crop yields and improve farmers’ bottom lines.

 

Agronomy

Project #R2 0117

Evaluation and adaptation of controlled traffic farming in Alberta

Timeline: April 2010 – December 2013
Alberta Barley Funding: $40,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0128

Understanding soil variability for effective zone management in precision agriculture—an evaluation of sensor-based soil mapping tools

Timeline: Apr 2012 – Dec 2015
Alberta Barley Funding: $10,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0129

Night spraying: pesticide efficacy with nighttime application

Timeline: Apr 2012 – Dec 2015
Alberta Barley Funding: $6,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0132

Genetic improvement in nitrogen use efficiency and grain yield of barley

Timeline: Apr 2013 – Mar 2016
Alberta Barley Funding: $25,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0134

Biology and management of glyphosate-resistant kochia

Timeline: Apr 2013 – Mar 2016
Alberta Barley Funding: $15,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0135

Assessing current soil-test-based fertilizer recommendations for direct seeding systems to optimize crop production and contribution margin

Timeline: Apr 2013 – Mar 2016
Alberta Barley Funding: $3,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0136

Identification of superior crop rotations to minimize inputs, optimize crop production and maximize contribution margin

Timeline: Apr 2013 – Mar 2016
Alberta Barley Funding: $3,000
Status: Complete

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Feed

Project #R2 0127

The potential of emerging third-generation silage inoculants to improve forage preservation and feeding value for the cattle industry

Timeline: Apr 2012 – Mar 2015
Alberta Barley Funding: $2,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0131

Characterizing feed barley to determine competitive value in swine and cattle

Timeline: Apr 2012 – Mar, 2015
Alberta Barley Funding: $200,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0133

A comparison of the use of Alberta barley versus U.S. corn in the production of Japanese beef cattle

Timeline: Nov 2013 – Mar 2015
Alberta Barley Funding: $75,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0140

Development of a Canadian barley feed industry guide for livestock producers in both domestic and export markets

Timeline: Jan 2014 – Dec 2014
Alberta Barley Funding: $20,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0138

Advanced Agronomic Practices in Wheat, Barley and Peas to Maximize Yield and Harvestability

Timeline: April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2017
Alberta Barley Funding: $30,000
Status: Ongoing

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Improving yield and sustainability of feed and fodder barley through targeted research in nutrient and water use efficiency

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New and Innovative

Project #R2 0114

Conversion of barley proteins to bioactive food ingredients

Timeline: July 2009 – June 2011
Alberta Barley Funding: $4,991
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0119

Natural nanofibres based on crop resources for a new generation of bio-products

Timeline: Sept 2010 – Oct 2013
Alberta Barley Funding: $9,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0120

Plant protein nanoparticles to improve oral bioavailability of bioactive compounds—ex vivo testing using animal intestine

Timeline: Sept 2010 – Oct 2013
Alberta Barley Funding: $6,000
Status: Complete

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Project #R2 0126

University of Alberta’s Cereal Protein and Cellulose Program (CP)2 chair for value-added barley and other crops

Timeline: Oct 2012 – Sept 2017
Alberta Barley Funding: $300,000
Status: Ongoing

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Project #R2 0130

Identify and develop novel antimicrobial and cholesterol-lowering functionalities from barley proteins for food and personal care applications

Timeline: Sept 2012 – Aug 2014
Alberta Barley Funding: $2,268
Status: Complete

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