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. 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 2017, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program conducted the second year of a trial to evaluate the impact of row spacing and cultivation on weed pressure and barley yield and quality.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Emick, Hillary; Cummings, Erica; Gupta, Abha; Ruhl, Lindsey; and Ziegler, Sara, "Barley Weed Control Trial" (2017). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 50.