Koji Buzz: Unique Malt Research Underway at Montana State University

By Hannah Turner, Montana State University Barley, Malt & Brewing Quality Lab An old tradition that is starting to be adopted in a new way by forward-thinking American brewers is koji processing, a practice widely found in Asian cultures. Utilized for centuries (originally discovered in Japan’s Muromachi Period of 1136-1573), koji is commonly used to…

Barley Researcher Conference Seeks Abstract Submissions from Craft Malt Community

By Glen Fox, Ph.D., University of California – Davis Every few years, barley researchers across North America gather to share and discuss the latest research and commentary on the future of the industry. The next combined conference, the 23rd North American Barley Researchers Workshop and 43rd Canadian Barley Technical Conference is slated to take place…

Studying Roots Is Challenging But Could Help Wheat and Barley Breeders Improve Drought Tolerance

By Jessica Williams, Ph.D. Candidate at Montana State University’s Barley, Malt & Brewing Quality Lab In a semi-arid climate, it is important for crops to produce high yields and quality even if water is lacking. Since root systems are the part of the plant that absorbs water, they are a likely target for crop breeders…

Southern SARE Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals Now Open

GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program has released the 2019 Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants. Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants are very competitive. To be considered for funding, proposals must demonstrate a direct relationship between the approach and methods used and the project’s relevance to sustainable agriculture. Proposal submission deadline is…