The Barley Bin
By The Barley Bin
Our goal is to bring you right inside the Barley Bin. Not a hopper bin, or bin with in-floor augers. The kind you spend a bit of time shoveling, getting itchy, but it’s worth it for the satisfaction. The pint or steak at the end. Or a golden nugget you sometimes find uncovering itchy topics.
The Barley BinSep 24, 2021
Bringing Better Barley to Western Canada – with Jim Anderson
Since 1984, Jim Anderson has been involved in the R&D program in what is now Nutrien Ag Solutions. Since that time, the program Jim has been working in has had 34 barley varieties supported for registration. The most successful varieties include: B1602 (malt), Winchester and Stetson (6-row, semi-dwarf, feed), Westford and Dillon (hooded, forage), Xena, Champion and Brahma (2-row, feed). Current varieties include Oreana (semi-dwarf), Claymore and Altorado (all 2-row, feed types). Altorado will be launched in 2022. Another four new varieties are being tested in regional trials. In our conversation we talk about Jim’s experiences with Nutrien and its predecessor companies, growing and developing barley varieties for prairie farmers. We delve into historical varieties, variety development and Jim’s passion for generating good quality data for farmers.
Feed barley yields as influenced by variety and management
Alberta Seed Guide – Cereals (with yield by yield potential)
Barley markets now and into the future – with Chuck Penner
We chat with Chuck Penner from Left Field Commodity Research about the current barley market and some signals for what might happen in the coming months. Strong demand for barley over the past year combined with the 2021 drought are influencing barley prices and feed buyers are starting to seek alternatives. We discuss these factors and more that will influence feed and malt barley markets for the coming months.
Back to the Barley Board – with SaskBarley director Jason Skotheim
We chat with Jason Skotheim, who is in his final year of his second 4-year term as a SaskBarley director. Jason is the current vice-chair, following six years as chair. Jason operates a farm north of Prince Albert with his brother and is one of the founders of Horizon Manufacturing. Jason has focused on facilitating good governance and supporting projects that are valuable for farmers. We talked about all of these topics and more, including Jason’s experience with hulless barley.
Stacking the 2021 Drought Against Historical Droughts – with Dr. Phillip Harder
We connected with Dr. Phillip Harder, hydrologist from Centre for Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan about his twitter thread from this summer, charting precipitation and growing degree days for 2021 over the past several decades. We talk about how 2021 has compared to past droughts, the impact of heat compared with water deficit and what the implications are for next year.
Herb Cutforth tall stubble research
Beyond Beer: Exploring Barley in Food, Culture and History – with Keith Armstrong
In our first episode of season 2, we talk with Keith Armstrong, Head Brewer, Great Western Brewing about new barley varieties. Keith is head brewer at Great Western Brewing, and is enthusiastic about consuming barley. Barley is a high quality, nutritious grain, with a heart healthy label from Health Canada, but has been set aside for lesser grains in our diet. We discuss the status of barley, connecting consumers with barley and how making barley more accessible and familiar is good for us and barley growers.
Master Brewers Podcast Episode with Keith Armstrong
Google Ngram for barley, malt etc.
Management of Herbicide Resistance on Farm with Josh Lade and Mitchell Japp
A special episode produced in collaboration with SaskBarley and the Barley Bin podcast.
Herbicide resistance is a growing issue across the prairies. One of the largest concerns for herbicide resistance is wild oat. According to the Herbicide Resistant Wild Oat Action Committee Approximately 69% of wild oats across the Prairies display herbicide resistance; 62% to group 1, 27% to groups 1 & 2, and 34% to group 2.
In this episode we explore the management strategies employed to combat herbicide resistant wild oats on Josh Lade's farm near Osler Saskatchewan. Josh grew up in Australia which gives him a unique perspective on herbicide resistance. His background has led him to help adapt and prepare their farm for management of current and development of new HR weeds. Josh came to Canada in 2010 on a farm exchange, and later moved to Canada and started farming with the Wiebe family in 2013. The farm has been dealing with herbicide resistant wild oats since 2013, and have developed an impressive management program including harvest weed seed control, patch targeted spraying, herbicide layering, and on farm trials.
On-Farm Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds: Seed Terminator and Trials with Josh Lade and Haley Tetreault
A special episode produced in collaboration with SaskWheat and the Wheat Profit podcast.
Herbicide resistance is a growing issue across the prairies. One of the largest concerns for herbicide resistance is wild oat. According to the Herbicide Resistant Wild Oat Action Committee approximately 69% of wild oats across the Prairies display herbicide resistance; 62% to group 1, 27% to groups 1 & 2, and 34% to group 2.
In this episode we explore the Seed Terminator and some on-farm trials on Josh Lade's farm near Osler Saskatchewan. Josh grew up in Australia which gives him a unique perspective on herbicide resistance. His background has led him to help adapt and prepare their farm for management of current and development of new HR weeds. Josh came to Canada in 2010 on a farm exchange, and later moved to Canada and started farming with the Wiebe family in 2013. The farm has been dealing with herbicide resistant wild oats since 2013, and have developed an impressive management program including harvest weed seed control, patch targeted spraying, herbicide layering, and on farm trials.
Bow Project through Beer Goggles – with Matt Enns and Wes Woods
The Bow Project involved the beer value chain from breeder to brewer. Most of the craft breweries in Saskatchewan started with malt made from CDC Bow barley, a new variety developed by Dr. Aaron Beattie, Crop Development Centre. Matt Enns (Maker’s Malt) and Wes Woods (SeCan) join us to talk about the Bow Project, the interest it generated for CDC Bow, new varieties in general and the awareness it raised for malt in Saskatchewan. And we learn about new initiatives in the works.
Back to the Barley Board – with SaskBarley director Brent Johnson
We chat with Brent Johnson, who is in his final year of his second 4-year term as a SaskBarley director. Brent has been active on the board, taking particular interest in feed barley, variety turnover, carbon and more. We talked about all of these topics and more, as well as Brent’s experiences on the board.
Expanding Market Opportunities in Barley – with Peter Watts (CMBTC)
We chat with Peter Watts, Managing Director of the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) about barley markets, strong demand from China for malt and now feed barley, and expectations for where the market might go for the rest of 2021. We cover everything from the sensory panel at CMBTC, including beer tasting at 10:30 AM, to CMBTC’s customer support when fusarium head blight affected Canadian barley, to CMBTC missions and adaptations of those missions during COVID-19 restrictions.
Scourge of Barley Quality and Yield: Managing Fusarium Head Blight – with Dr. Kelly Turkington (AAFC)
We chat with Dr. Kelly Turkington from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at the Lacombe Research and Development Centre about barley specific Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) disease management. Our discussion covered a lot, ranging from ideal FHB fungicide timing to Kelly’s current research project exploring combinations of management practices. We strayed to discussing fungicide application at herbicide timing and evaluating varieties for disease resistance ratings.
New Varieties Coming Your Way – with Dr. Aaron Beattie (Crop Development Centre, U of S)
In our inaugural episode, we talk with Dr. Aaron Beattie, Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan about new barley varieties. We cover Aaron’s new general purpose line, supported for registration in February. It doesn’t even have a name yet (tested as TR19175). We also touch on seed multiplication, including when TR19175 will be available and how the variety registration system works, as well as new traits available for Saskatchewan barley growers in the new variety releases.
Welcome to The Barley Bin!
Welcome to the Barley Bin, brought to you by SaskBarley. This introductory episode will showcase what this podcast is all about and upcoming guests. Thank you so much for listening!