Superior malting barley varieties by design at Olds College

In this session Dr. Flavio Capettini will give a glimpse of what it takes to create a malting barley variety at the Field Crop Development Centre at Olds College. The technologies and activities used to obtain enhanced varieties with better yield, agronomics, disease resistance, quality, and even flavor, will be presented. Classic and contemporary techniques for creating varieties that work for farmers and the malting, brewing, and distilling companies in Canada and worldwide will be discussed.

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