Growing barley for malting will be the chief topic when CFAES holds its Small Grains Field Day on June 12 in Wooster. CFAES scientists will share new information about barley varieties, contracts, diseases and more. Malted barley is used to make beer.
Buckeye barley acreage rising
“The number of acres planted in malting barley in Ohio is on the rise, spurred by the state’s growing craft brew industry,” according to a December 2017 CFAES press release.
Also at the field day, CFAES scientists will talk about wheat varieties and disease management and about growing soybeans with small grains.
Registration for the event is $25 by June 4, $35 after June 4, and includes lunch. Find full details and a link to register.
Related post: “How to grow barley for beer in Ohio” (with a link to CFAES’s how-to guide for growing winter barley). (Photo: iStock.)