Malting barley resources from MSU Extension now online

New website houses resources for malting barley and malt producers in Michigan.

New homepage for the MSU Extension malting barley website.

New homepage for the MSU Extension malting barley website.

Since 2013, the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (UPREC) has been conducting research and outreach on malting barley production and processing to support the growing craft beverage industry. Now, all of the publications, research reports and online resources that have been acquired through that work can be found at one MSU Extension website:  www.msue.anr.msu.edu/topic/info/malting_barley

In addition to the production guide published in 2014, links to various seed sources have also been included on the website.  Within the research page, variety trial results from the past three years are posted, along with the management trials conducted at UPREC in 2013 and 2015, including results from last year’s seeding rate and pre-harvest sprout trials. 

Resources can also be found for those involved in malt production. A current map of malthouse ventures is posted to the site as is the feasibility study that addressed the opportunities for craft malting in the state of Michigan. Links are also included for the Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference and other resource websites that support malting barley production and the craft malting community. 

Updates and additions will be continually added to the website. To receive notifications when new content is added to the page, be sure to sign up for the Malting Barley Listserv. To do so, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and in the subject heading, type Subscribe. 

If you are interested in malting barley or malt production, contact Ashley McFarland at 906-439-5176 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  McFarland is the Coordinator of the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, Michigan.  

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