Research Project

Breeding malting and food barley varieties for western Canada

This project is funded by Alberta Barley in collaboration with Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) and the National Barley Research Cluster.

Timeline: 2018-2023

Project lead: Dr. Ana Badea, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon Research and Development Centre

Alberta Barley funding: $151,600

In order to increase the growth of barley in western Canada, it is critical to continue to develop varieties that are adapted to our growing conditions and offer ideal end-use qualities.

This project aims to create new varieties for western Canada with better protection from biotic and abiotic stresses, higher yields and greater marketability. Ultimately this will increase profitability for producers and end-users.