2011 U.S. Barley Production and Quality UpdatesMBAA TQ doi:10.1094/TQ-48-4-1227-01 | VIEW ARTICLE
Karen Hertsgaard, John Barr, Paul Schwarz and Alberto Jiménez-Díaz.
Quality surveys conducted by the Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences (IBMS) in Montana, Minnesota, and North Dakota were completed in November. Sample collection was coordinated by the USDA-NASS, Fargo, ND. Grain quality evaluations were performed by the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University (NSDU) and grade determinations were completed by the North Dakota Grain Inspection Service in Fargo, ND.
An evaluation of Idaho barley quality coordinated by the Idaho Barley Commission was completed in October. Idaho barley samples were graded at the Idaho Grain Inspection Service in Pocatello, ID.
Seventy-six percent of 2011 U.S. barley was produced in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Colorado, Washington, and Wyoming. Except for Washington, which produces mostly feed varieties, the majority of production in these states is malting varieties.
* Metric units of hectares and tonnes were converted with the following formulas:
1 hectare (ha) = 2.471 acres