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
The 2021 barley harvest in western Canada was largely wrapped up by the end of September this year, with the exception of a few areas such as the Peace which were completed in October. By all accounts 2021 was one of the worst growing seasons in a generation with dismal results in terms of both the quantity and quality of this year’s barley crop in western Canada.
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.