The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CRBC) — a collaboration of Alberta Barley, Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), and Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) formed earlier this year — has committed more than $1.5 million to a barley breeding agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). The funding, spread over five years, ensures that western Canadian farmers… Read More

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry’s field crop development centre is changing its location, and how its research is conducted. Now to be housed at Olds College — through an initial $10.5 million grant over three years, funded through Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR) — the barley breeding program will continue to develop and introduce new varieties… Read More

The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC) — which consists of Sask Barley, Alberta Barley, and the Manitoba Crop Alliance — is investing $2.7 million over five years in the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Crop Development Centre (CDC) through a core breeding agreement to develop barley varieties with improved agronomics, disease resistance, and end-use quality. The… Read More

The amalgamated Cereals Canada, formed through the merger of Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi), has announced its first board of directors, as well as executive and governance committees. Todd Hames, who represents the Alberta Wheat Commission and farms near Lloydminster, Alta., will sit as chair. The board also includes: Jean-Marc Ruest,… Read More

Plant growth regulator (PGR) Manipulator is available for use on oats and barley, in addition to wheat, for the 2020 growing season. The PGR that provides the active ingredient of chlormequat chloride, makes plants develop shorter, thicker stalks to prevent lodging even when pushing higher nitrogen rates for more yield or protein. When using any… Read More

Farmers are always looking for new ways to increase their yields while protecting their investment. To help barley and oats growers do just that, Corteva Agriscience has developed Cerefit™. The new dual mode of action fungicide provides broad-spectrum control of yield-limiting leaf diseases for a stronger, healthier plant foundation that maximizes yield and manages risk… Read More

In Ontario, spring cereals such as wheat, oats, and barley are often viewed as the poor cousin of winter wheat, a crop that annually flirts with the one million acre mark in the province. In general, acreage for spring cereals has been flat or declining for the past decade, but Agronomy Advantage agronomist Deb Campbell… Read More

Every organization has a team working diligently behind the scenes to get the job done. For the Barley Council of Canada (BCC), the team is made up of multiple producer commissions, as well as industry stakeholders. The six producer groups are comprised of the Alberta Barley Commission, Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, Manitoba Wheat and Barley,… Read More

Following the June announcement of a proposed merger, the boards of Canadian International Grains Institute (CIGI) and Cereals Canada are moving closer to a vote on full amalgamation of the two entities. Dean Dias, interim CEO of CIGI, says that both organizations have been in conversation over what a merger would look like, what governance… Read More

During the annual CropSphere conference held at Saskatoon, Sask., Prairie barley commissions announced the formation of the Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC). The national not-for-profit organization will facilitate long-term investments aimed at improving profitability and competitiveness for Western Canadian barley farmers, according to a news release. The CBRC is made up of the Saskatchewan Barley… Read More