Crop breeders are continuously looking at developing new varieties: how they can grow bigger yields, have resistance to certain diseases, and of course, become more efficient.
However, when we get a new variety, there are often tons of questions surrounding it. One of the questions Shannon Chant of Saskatchewan Agriculture sought to answer in a trial conducted at the Wheatland Conservation Site, is how nitrogen rates impact newer varieties of malt and feed barley.
The trial used a standard rate rate nitrogen for the Swift Current area, which is around 100 pounds of nitrogen, and a higher rate of 125 pounds of nitrogen per acre.
Check out some of Chant’s findings, in the video below: