Enhancing selection for malting quality in two-row and hulless barley
This Barley Research Cluster project was funded by Alberta Barley in collaboration with the Atlantic Grains Council, the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute, Rahr Malting and the Western Grains Research Foundation via the AgriInnovation Program.
Patricia Juskiw, Barley
Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
Start Date: April 2014
End Date: March 2018
Barley’s contribution: $47,097
Total funding from other partners: $593,919
for barley farmers:
This project will increase the effectiveness of selection and release of two-row hulled malting varieties, as well as develop quality selection criteria for hulless malting lines within the FCDC hulless breeding programs.
The objectives of this study are to increase the effectiveness of selection of two-row hulled malting varieties and to develop quality selection criteria for hulless malting lines within the Lacombe Field Crop Development Centre breeding program. This will include an expansion of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) capability.