The Developing Innovative Agri-Products (DIAP) agreement was composed of three subprojects:
Agronomy: Identifying the agronomic, fertility and disease management factors that influence malt and feed quality across different soil and climatic zones in Western Canada.
Pathology: Evaluating disease reactions to find the most effective sources of resistance, so producers can minimize disease in order to maintain or increase yield and quality.
Value Added: Assisting in the growth and development of the food barley industry by improving existing barley products, developing new end-product applications and verifying suitability of barley ingredients for functional food markets.
Agronomy, pathology and value-added opportunities all have the potential to affect barley yield, quality and demand, which contribute to barley’s profitability for farmers.
Dec. 31, 2010 – March 31, 2013
Alberta Barley Funding: $300,000
- Alberta Barley
- Western Grains Research Foundation
Research Program Manager
Western Grains Research Foundation