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Barley breeding update

Barley is the fourth-largest crop in Eastern Canada, after the standard rotation crops of soybeans, corn and wheat. Approximately 150,000 hectares of land in Eastern Canada were seeded to barley last year, which led to a harvest of 460,000 tonnes of grain.

Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a serious concern in barley. “The outbreaks of FHB vary from year to year, with 2009 and 2010 most severe in Eastern Canada,” says Thin-Meiw (Alek) Choo, a breeder at the Ottawa Research and Development Centre. “The disease, caused principally by Fusarium graminearum Schwabe, can result in mycotoxin contamination such as DON in the grain. During those years, many barley crops were contaminated with DON.” >> Learn More…

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CropConnect Conference

Feb. 10-11, 2016
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Tactical Farming Conference

Feb. 10-11, 2016
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Eastern Ontario Crop Conference

Feb. 18, 2016
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