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Research scientist John O’Donovan is looking at the risks and rewards of pre-harvest glyphosate application in malting barley.

Study shows no downside to pre-harvest glyphosate on malt barley

Pre-harvest glyphosate applied at the right time and the right rate has no 
negative impact on malt barley germination — a key concern for maltsters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malt barley producers battling secondary growth in the fall may soon be able to add glyphosate to their arsenal, thanks to a federal research study underway across the Prairies. These preliminary findings are part of a larger study looking at agronomic practices to improve malt barley quality and yield, said federal research scientist John O’Donovan. […] Read more