Improving barley and triticale feed

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Retrieved: December 9, 2019, 12:31 am



Continued improvements in the yield and nutritional quality of barley grain and annual forages are essential to maintain a competitive cattle feeding sector in Canada.

Research currently underway, funded by the National Check-off and Canada’s Beef Science Cluster, is working to develop varieties of barley (grain and forage) and triticale (forage) with improved nutritional quality, yields, yield stability, disease resistance, and water use efficiency. This research will also expand the germplasm resources available to ensure that varietal development continues into the future.

To learn more, see the BCRC fact sheet: http://www.beefresearch.ca/factsheet.cfm/improving-barley-and-triticale-feed-140

 

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