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Jan 13

Barley commissions announce formation of the Canadian Barley Research Coalition

Posted on Jan 13 By: Victoria Decker

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), Alberta Barley and Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) announced today the launch of the Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC), a national not-for-profit organization that will facilitate long-term investments aimed at improving profitability and competitiveness for Western Canadian barley farmers. CBRC will facilitate a collaborative approach to funding regional

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Jan 10

Team Alberta Notice of Farmer Led Research Consultations

Posted on Jan 10 By: Victoria Decker

Team Alberta urges all farmers and ranchers in Alberta to take part in this government process to decide the future of agricultural research in Alberta. We highly recommend that all farmers provide the government with views about how research will help their operations grow in the future. Provide your input on the future of agricultural

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Jan 10

Producers collaborate to set the direction of provincial research

Posted on Jan 10 By: Lauren Comin, Director of Research | Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

The research programming of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Government of Alberta has been in a state of flux for the past five years. Changing governing parties has led to a change in priorities and operating models. The 2019-2020 provincial budget has called for significant savings to be found in the area

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Jan 9

Grasshopper 2020 Forecast

Posted on Jan 9 By: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

The 2019 grasshopper survey found moderate to high levels of grasshoppers throughout most of the Peace River Region and northern portions of central Alberta and growing grasshopper populations in southern Alberta. Investigations in the Peace and northern portions of central Alberta indicate that the most common species, Melanoplus bruneri was in low numbers in 2018

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Jan 8

Making a (barley) list and checking it twice: demand for Synergy barley remains strong

Posted on Jan 8 By: Geoff Geddes, The Word Warrior

Last month saw the release of two long awaited lists: Santa’s nice/naughty compilation and the 2020-2021 Recommended Malting Barley Varieties list. The annual report from the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) gives producers a breakdown of malting barley varieties with the best potential for selection and marketing. Like Santa’s scroll, the barley list has good

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Jan 8

Producer input needed to develop National Barley Research Strategy

Posted on Jan 8 By: Erin Tateson

On behalf of the barley industry, the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute (BMBRI) is working closely with the Barley Council of Canada (BCC) to facilitate the development of a national research strategy for barley. A key objective of the National Barley Research Strategy is to identify, and quantify, the research of highest importance to

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