Off-Station Variety Reports
History of the Off-Station Trials
For many years the MSU breeding program has utilized off-station trials to agronomically evaluate common regional varieties as well as elite lines nearing potential release from our program. The trials are grown on farmer managed land at locations all over Montana giving a real world assesment of variety performance. The data generated is an excellent tool for both our breeding program and producers of our region to assess what lines might be best suited for different environments. Recently, with the help of funding from the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee, we have begun malting material from these trials as well. This malt data will help inform all those along the barley value chain grower to glass about varietal and environmental performance in our region. Check out the links below for more information!