Canadian Barley Harvest
Brought to you by the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC), this page provides up-to-date information on Western Canadian barley production including seeding, crop progress and harvest quality each year. Please check back frequently for updates.
Crop Progress Updates
The 2022 crop harvest in western Canada is wrapping up, ahead of the average pace in Saskatchewan and Alberta, while Manitoba’s harvest is about 2 weeks behind normal. Generally, warm and dry weather at the end of August and through much of September on the Prairies allowed farmers to pull off much of this year’s crop without significant delays or quality issues resulting from poor weather, except in parts of Manitoba where a late start coupled with some rains and high humidity during harvest slowed progress.
Spraying CDC Copeland, June 23, Milk River, AB
CDC Copeland, June 23, Milk River, AB
Swathing CDC Copeland, Aug 2, Milk River, AB
CDC Copeland, July 16, Milk River, AB
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.