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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 TitleFY 2013 FundingFY 2014 FundingFY 2015 FundingFY 2016 Funding
University of Idaho Barley Agronomist Endowment ($1.0 million, paid over 5 years)
ARS winter and spring barley breeding at Aberdeen
Winter food and malting barley breeding at Oregon State Univ.

Univ. of Idaho Tetonia Research Farm
Evaluation of Elite Barley Lines in Northern Idaho
Education for Barley Production / Extension Nurseries at Univ. of Idaho
Support Scientist for North Idaho extension trials
Wireworm Control
Nematode Control
Evaluation of Soil Test Methods for Determining N Fertilizer Recommendations
Barley Response to Inorganic Phosphorus Fertilizer Applications on Calcareous Soil
Long-Term, Impacts of Manure Applications

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