Alberta Barley's research investments are farmer-focused with the goal of increasing barley farmers’ profitability. Alberta Barley is focused on supporting research that will improve crop management, reduce input costs and environmental impact, and increase yield and grain quality.
To help direct specific research projects, Alberta Barley frequently undertakes priority-setting exercises. These exercises allow us to hear directly from farmers and the research community what issues they are facing on-farm and barley emerging issues they expect to face.
Our latest priority setting session was held in February 2022. Barley's current research priorities are:
- Barley pests
- Harvest and post-harvest management
- End-use applications and opportunities
For more information please read the document Alberta Barley's Research Priorities.