Registration is now open for the 2020 socially distanced Lacombe Field Day, taking place on Wednesday, July 29 at the Field Crop Development Centre (FCDC).
Projects by the team of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry scientists at the FCDC will be featured.
Malting barley breeder Pat Juskiw will talk about newly released and upcoming malting varieties and how they are being used for different markets, including craft brewers.
“We will also be discussing an exciting new project investigating how beer flavour is developed,” says Lori Oatway, quality scientist. “This study looks at everything including the variety, soil it’s grown in, agronomics used, flavour development during malting and how all of this is carried into final beer flavour.”
Forage barley breeder Yadeta Kabeta will be looking at the newly revamped forage barley breeding program at FCDC and the varieties coming out of this unique program. Feed barley is also on the agenda with breeder Joseph Nyachiro talking about the fit of newly released and upcoming varieties.
Triticale breeder Mazen Aljarrah will feature upcoming spring and winter triticale varieties for forage as well as grain, and the progress in breeding for reduced awns, digestibility and diseases such as FHB and ergot.
Cereal pathologist Kequan Xi will look at identifying prominent diseases on barley and triticale and management tips to minimize impact or mitigate risks.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Register for Lacombe Field Day, presented by Alberta Barley and Alberta Beef Producers.
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