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Annual Research Investments

One of IBC's main objectives has been to fund research projects that would be an investment to the Idaho barley industry. Over the years, we have seen research funded by the commission lead to better barley varieties, an increase in production, and better cultural practices. We take pride knowing that some of the best barley grown comes from IDAHO!

Below is a list of research projects IBC is currently funding. If you are interested in receiving detailed information regarding our research projects, please call our office at (208) 334-2090 or email us at

Idaho Barley Commission Research Funding Summary

Idaho Barley Research Funding Summary Fiscal Year 2013 - 2016

Idaho Barley Research Project Title

FY 2013 Funding

FY 2014 Funding

FY 2015 Funding

FY 2016 Funding

University of Idaho Barley Agronomist Endowment ($1.0 million, paid over 5 years)

  $200,000 $200,000 $150,000

ARS winter and spring barley breeding at Aberdeen

$30,931 $56,439 $51,000 $45,000

Winter food and malting barley breeding at Oregon State Univ.

$15,250 $5,000 $5,000 $0.0

Univ. of Idaho Tetonia Research Farm

$15,000 $15,000 $0.0 $0.0

Evaluation of Elite Barley Lines in Northern Idahoo

    $4,025 $4,025

Education for Barley Production / Extension Nurseries at Univ. of Idaho

$11,683 $15.009 $14,672 $13,200

Support Scientist for North Idaho extension trials

$5,040 $5,040 $0.0 $1,622

Wireworm Control

    $15,540 $14615

Nematode Control


Evaluation of Soil Test Methods for Determining N Fertilizer Recommendations


Barley Response to Inorganic Phosphorous Fertilizer Applications on Calcareous Soil


Long-Term, Impacts of Manure Applications

$16,000 $16,000 $16,000 $14,400


$103,315 $293,056 $322,507 $278,750