Barley Resources for Educators

Plant Breeding and Genomics July 31, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

Authors:

Peggy Lemaux, University of California, Berkeley; Barbara Alonso, University of California, Berkeley; Karen Hertsgaard, North Dakota State University

Resources for use in providing educational programs for barley growers and producers are available in several formats.


Photo credit: Patrick Hayes, BarleyWorld.org, Crop and Soil Science Department, Oregon State University

A variety of resources are available for those developing educational programs for barley producers. These include Fact Sheets developed by barley experts, presentations from previous barley workshops, podcasts, and videos.

Fact Sheets

Barley: It's What’s for Dinner. Fact sheet prepared by the Barley Coordinated Agricultural Project, written by Peggy G. Lemaux, in October 2007. This fact sheet discusses how barley is used as food, important preprocessing and food product traits of barley, and the forms of processed barley that are available. Funded by the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Barley, Malt and Beer. Fact sheet prepared by Barley Coordinated Agricultural Project, written by Karen Hertsgaard and Paul Schwarz, in June 2008. This fact sheet discusses how barley is used in malting, quality factors in malting barley, and an explanation of the malting and brewing process. Funded by the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Plant Breeding: The Path Forward. Fact sheet prepared by Barley Coordinated Agricultural Project, written by Peggy G. Lemaux, in July 2007. This fact sheet discusses the importance of plant breeding for barley. Funded by the USDA–National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Marker-Assisted Selection. Fact sheet prepared by Barley CAP, written by Peggy G. Lemaux, in March 2008. This fact sheet explains marker-assisted selection, how it is used by breeders, and its benefits. Funded by the USDA–National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Combating African Stem Rust in Barley. Fact sheet prepared by Barley CAP, written by Brian Steffenson and Peggy G. Lemaux, in October 2010. This fact sheet explains stem rust, its origins, potential impact on U.S. crops, and the steps being taken to prevent its spread. Funded by the USDA–National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Barley Straw: A Potential Method of Algae Control in Ponds. Written by Bryan Butler, Dan Terlizzi, and Drew Ferrier in 2001 as part of Maryland Cooperative Extension's Water Quality Workbook Series. This article addresses algae problems in Maryland, and the use of barley straw to control algae growth.

Algae Control with Barley Straw. This Ohio State University Extension Fact sheet, written by William E. Lynch, Jr., in 2002, discusses algae control with barley straw.

Presentations

Barley Varieties for South Central Montana, presentation by Ken Kephart, Geraldine Opena, and Tom Blake, Montana State University, in 2009. Presents yield data from variety trials, some dryland vs. irrigated.

Quality Matters!, a presentation by Paul Schwarz, North Dakota State University, in February 2009. Discusses the malting and brewing processes, malting quality parameters, impact of protein in malt, germination and sprouting, and Fusarium and gushing.

Barley Economics for 2009, a presentation by Dwight Aakre, North Dakota State University, in January 2009. Provides information on prices of inputs for malting barley and feed barley versus returns.

Crop Contract Considerations, a presentation by Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University, in January. 2009. Describes considerations that should be taken into account when negotiating a crop contract

Grain Storage, a presentation by Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service, in February 2010. Describes grain storage facilities, storage parameters, problems during storage, ways to ameliorate problems, aeration, polybag storage, and outdoor piles.

Estimating Crop Production Costs for 2010, a presentation by Dwight Aakre, North Dakota State University Extension Service, in February 2010. Describes production costs, including fertilizer, seed, fuel and pesticide costs.

Wheat and Barley Diseases 2010 - Best of Best Workshops, a presentation by Marcia McMullen, North Dakota State University Extension Service, in 2010. Includes information on wheat and barley pest surveys, early and late leaf disease control, fungicides, loose smut and viral diseases of barley.

Understanding Technical Signals in the Grain Futures Markets, an Idaho Barley Commission webinar presented November 10, 2010, by Craig Corbett, Idaho grain producer and market analyst. One-and-a-half-hour presentation. Uses charts and history to predict futures grain markets in same manner as oil futures and stock market predictions.

World Grain Market Outlook & 2011 Malt Contract Pricing, an Idaho Barley Commission webinar presented September 14, 2010, by Kelly Olson of the Idaho Barley Commission and Craig Corbett, Idaho grain producer and market analyst. One hour, 20-minute presentation (begins at 10-minute mark). Presentation includes a look at the 2010/2011 world grain market and supply and demand trends in barley, wheat and corn, and issues that can positively or negatively impact grain markets.

Podcasts

Combating the Threat of African Stem Rust. Podcast developed by Brian Steffenson, Peggy G. Lemaux and Barbara Alonso for Barley CAP, November 2010. This podcast explains stem rust, its origins, potential impact on U.S. crops, and the steps being taken to prevent its spread.

Videos

Perennial Grain Crops Could Be 20 Years Off. Video news highlight by WSU Today, featuring John Reganold, Washington State University, on movement to develop perennial versions of our major grain crops to address environmental limitation of annuals. Focused on wheat with a clear message for barley growers.

Funding Statement

Development of this page was supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Barley Coordinated Agricultural Project, agreement 2009-85606-05701, administered by the University of Minnesota. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the United States Department of Agriculture. 

 

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