Barley Storage

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Moisture, Temperature and Time all impact barley viability! 

This table will help you judge how long your barley will maintain germination.


Malt Variety Dictionary

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Read up on Common & Heirloom Malting Barley Varieties

Curated resources in one location!



MSU Barley Breeding Program

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Learn about MSU's breeding pipeline and new releases!

Breeding start with an idea and a cross in the greenhouse, then 10-12 years of selection!

Student Research

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From Roots to Malting - Our Students are asking the questions.

Check out PhD, Master, and undergraduate research areas!


Off-Station Malt Quality Reports

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Malt Data for Commonly Grown Lines as well as Elite MSU Breeding Lines from Around the State

Originating as a trial reporting agronomic data, we are now reporting malt quality for lines grown around the state on growers land - all thanks to funding provided by the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee!


USDA Barley Damage Visual Library

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The USDA Grain Inspection Service Provides this Visual Library to Help Identify Barley Issues

From frost and sprout damage and insects and mold - use this reference to help monitor your barley!