Welcome to MSU's Variety Dictionary

In this section of the site we strive to offer useful information about malt varieties commonly grown in the region. We hope that this resource may be informative for those in the Craft industry including farmers, maltsters, brewers and distillers as they determine what variety or varieties would be best for their needs.

 

2018 AMBA Recommended Varieties:

Two Row

Six Row

Winter

AAC Synergy (2015)
ABI Voyager (2014)
AC Metcalfe (2005)
CDC Copeland (2007)
Conlon (2000)
Conrad (2007)
Expedition (2013)
Explorer (2018)
Harrington (1989)
Hockett (2010)
LCS Genie (2017)
Merit 57 (2010)
Moravian 37 (2010)
Moravian 69 (2010)
ND Genesis (2016)
Newdale (2018)
Pinnacle (2011)
Propino (2018)
Scarlett (2008)
Celebration (2011)
Innovation (2014)
Lacey (2000)
Legacy (2001)
Quest (2011)
Tradition (2004)
Charles (Two-row) (2009)
Endeavor (Two-row) (2015)
Wintmalt (Two-row) (2013)
Thoroughbred (Six-row) (2015)

*Variety and year first recommended

 

2017 Montana Barley Variety Survey - % Acreage

Variety

2016 %

2017 %

AC Metcalfe
BC 100
Moravian 165
Hockett
Expedition
CDC Copeland
Merit 57
ABI Voyager
AAC Synergy
Conrad
Explorer
Legacy
Full Pint
Other Malting
Unknown
12.7
0.3
2.0
9.5
0.5
1.0
2.0
1.7
0.2
1.2
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0.2
0.1
9.2
59.4
16.2
8.8
4.7
4.2
1.4
1.1
1.0
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.0
60.0

 

 2017 Spring Barley Agronomic Performance:

Please find here the link to MSU's variety report on agronomics