Relevant Links

Our research is enhanced by our work with numerous collaborators at many levels

University of Minnesota & Extension collaborators:

Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station

University of Minnesota Extension: Regional Sustainable Partnerships

Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics: Sheaffer Lab

Dept. of Plant Pathology: Dill-Macky Lab

Dept. of Plant Pathology: Steffenson Lab

College of Biological Sciences: Brandvain Lab

Forever Green Initiative


Other Research Institutions:

Barley World: This website from Oregon State University contains a breadth of information on barley including topics like genetic diversity, end uses, and breeding

The Land Institute (TLI)

The Triticeae Toolbox (T3):

USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Lab

USDA-ARS Small Grains Genotyping Labs

US Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI): This is a collaborative research effort to reduce the impact of Fusarium head blight (scab) on wheat and barley. Research proceedings, information on the scab disease, and breeding tools can be found on their website.


Farmer cooperatives:

Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI): Small grains variety selection tool 


Industry partners:


Rahr Malting Co.:  Malt quality testing

Shells Brewery: On-Brewery variety trial

Sprowt Labs: Exploring heirloom barley varieties for malting and brewing

Vertical Malt: Scaling up testing of new varieties for craft brewing