Considering nitrogen rates on malt and feed barley

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Crop breeders are continuously looking at developing new varieties: how they can grow bigger yields, have resistance to certain diseases, and of course, become more efficient.

However, when we get a new variety, there are often tons of questions surrounding it. One of the questions Shannon Chant of Saskatchewan Agriculture sought to answer in a trial conducted at the Wheatland Conservation Site, is how nitrogen rates impact newer varieties of malt and feed barley.

The trial used a standard rate rate nitrogen for the Swift Current area, which is around 100 pounds of nitrogen, and a higher rate of 125 pounds of nitrogen per acre.

Check out some of Chant’s findings, in the video below:

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