Malting barley resources from MSU Extension now online
New website houses resources for malting barley and malt producers in Michigan.
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.