Welcome to the Farmer Resources Page! 


AMBA Harvest Guidelines

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Ensure your malting barley maintains its high quality from the field to the bin!

This AMBA document offers practical advice for items like best harvest practices, combine settings, and drying your barley.

Barley Storage

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Moisture, Temperature and Time all impact barley viability!

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


Malt Variety Dictionary

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Read up on Common & Heirloom Malting Varieties

Curated resources in one place!


MSU Barley Breeding Program

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Learn about MSU's breeding pipeline and new releases!

Breeding starts 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, Masters and Undergraduate research areas.


MWBC Video Library

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Montana Wheat & Barley's Collection of Educational Videos for Growers!

From grower updates and field days to regional and national informational vidoes.



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!



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 Check out the Publications Coming out of our Breeding Program!


The Cool Farm Tool

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Free for Growers! An Online Greenhouse Gas, Water and Biodiversity Calculator for Farming

Creat your own benchmarking and track your progress with this powerful online tool!


 USDA Barley Damage Visual Library


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

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


Mont Guides

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Resource Documents Published by Montana State University Extension

Extension programs are in place to educate commuities. MSU's Extension agency has developed hundreds of usefule guides on any number of community topics from Ag to finances and beyond. Here we curate those most pertinent to barley farmers



Montana Fertilizer Advisory Committee

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 Montana Fertilizer Advisory Committee

Join a community of rural farmers, on the MSU fertilizer advisory committee.

Barley Disease's

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Barley Disease Handbook

gain insite through this MSU publication on what diseases are effecting your barley.

Michigan State University Barley Video Library

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MSU Malting Barley video library

Get new iniformation about Barley Malting from Michigan State University Extension Hops & Barley.

North Dakota State University Presentations

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Grain Drying and Storage

Drying Best Management Practices & Safety Guidelines





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