Canadian Barley Harvest 2021
Brought to you by the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC), this page provides up-to-date information on the Western Canadian barley harvest and crop quality for 2021. Please check back frequently for updates.
Crop Progress Updates
Crop conditions in Western Canada deteriorated through July and August due to severe drought which affected crop growth and development. Now rainfall is creating more concerns as farmers harvest their crops. The combination of drought and now wet harvest weather in some regions have significantly affected the size and quality of the western Canadian barley crop this year.
AAC Connect, James Main Farm, Three Hills AB – August 11, 2021
CDC Churchill, James Main Farm, Three Hill AB – August 11, 2021
CDC Fraser, Westway Farm, Didsbury AB – August 11, 2021
Hamill Farm with Matt and Joe – August 10, 2021
2021 Western Canadian Field Trial Plot at Discovery Ag Research – Codette, SK July 12 2021
AAC Synergy, AAC Connect – Holland, MB July 26 2021
Seeding CDC Fraser – Lowe Farm, April 27 2021
AAC Synergy, AAC Connect, CDC Fraser | Wawanesa, MB July 8 2021
Location: Wawanesa, MB
Test grower: Jeff Elder
Cultivars grown: AAC Synergy (check), AAC Connect and CDC Fraser
Harvesting date: August 06, 2021
Notes: This site is part of the Manitoba On-Farm Trial Project, a joint CMBTC-Manitoba Crop Alliance research initiative with AAFC Brandon and the Canadian Grain Commission’s GRL as collaborators. Funding is provided by the Government of Manitoba and MCA.
CDC Copeland Barley | Tisdale, SK August 13, 2021
Notes: On August 10th and 11th, the CMBTC toured farms in central Alberta including the Hamill Farm near Penhold, Westway Farms near Didsbury, and the James Main Farm near Three Hill. During the tour we saw AAC Synergy, AAC Connect, CDC Fraser, Lowe and CDC Churchill barley varieties.