• MALTING BARLEY QUALITY IN ALASKA: A PRELIMINARY STUDY

      Dofing, S.M.; Gavlak, R.G.; Knight, C.W. (Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1991-08)
      Barley is the cereal crop best adapted to Alaska’s cool, short-season environment. Not surprisingly, barley is the most important agronomic feed crop in many north-latitude regions which experience similar growing season limitations. Results from longterm yield trials have demonstrated the consistently high yield potential of barley in Alaska. However, the lack of available markets and other economic considerations have limited the extent of its cultivation. An alternative use for barley in Alaska would help provide additional in-state markets. One such use is the production of Alaskagrown barley for use in locally brewed beers. No research trials which investigate the malting quality of Alaska-grown barley are available. This study provides a preliminary assessment of the quality of malt barley produced in Alaska.
    • Results of the 1989 Northwestern Canada Barley Trial Grown at Palmer

      Dofing, S.M.; Blake, S.A.; Wolfe, R.I. (Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1990-02)
      Favorable climatic conditions for barley production in 1989 at the Matanuska Research Farm resulted in exceptionally high grain yields. Mean grain yield for cultivars in this test was 92.5 bushels per acre (Table 1). A total of 908 growing degree-days (41 degree F base) were accumulated between May 1 and Aug. 31. 'Otal' required 98 days or 700 growing degree-days to reach maturity. A high temperature of 80 degrees F was recorded on July 19. Soil moisture was generally adequate throughout the growing season.
    • Results of the 1990 Northwestern Canada Barley Trial Grown at Palmer

      Dofing, S.M.; Blake, S.A.; Wolfe, R.I. (Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1990-12)