Demand for local, organic grains has been increasing in recent years as businesses such as flour mills, malt houses, and bakeries have grown and developed business models to include a higher proportion of local ingredients in their products. While acreage has increased in recent years, the organic grains industry requires the use of innovative strategies to control weeds and address disease issues to grow grains in the most efficient manner. In 2016, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program evaluated barley grown in with different row spacing combined with cultivation to assess the weed control potential of these new seeding strategies.
Vermont, University of Vermont Extension
Darby, Heather; Cubins, Julija; Cummings, Erica; Emick, Hillary; Gupta, Abha; and Post, Julian, "Barley Weed Control Trial" (2016). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 16.