The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre has released its annual list of recommended malt barley varieties.
The list represents varieties that the centre recommends based on the greatest potential for performance, quality, and marketability.
The recommendations are published annually with input from grain companies, domestic and international maltsters and brewers, grower associations as well as seed companies.
“We examine selection rates and consult with industry to gauge the level of demand for specific varieties,” said Peter Watts, the centre’s managing director.
“The list represents malting barley varieties that we believe have the greatest potential to be selected for malt. We also recommend growers talk to their local elevators, or selectors from grain and malting companies, about the best two-row and six-row malting barley varieties to grow in their area.”