Canadian Barley Research Coalition


The Canadian Barley Research Coalition (CBRC) is a national not-for-profit organization with a focus on improving profitability and competitiveness for western Canadian barley through long-term research investments.

The CBRC is a collaboration between the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, Alberta Grains and the Manitoba Crop Alliance. Membership is open to any organization or association interested in supporting barley research.

2024 Barley Symposium

Registration is Now Open!

Register to attend the 2024 Barley Symposium and to participate in the pre-Symposium tour of the Canadian Light Source (CLS).

Are you a Graduate Student?

The Canadian Barley Research Coalition Student Travel Grant

We have an exciting opportunity for graduate students! CBRC is offering successful applicant(s) a grant to cover expenses to attend the 2024 Barley Symposium and Prairie Grain Development Committee Conferences in February 2024 in Saskatoon, SK. 

The deadline for applications is now closed.

Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit abstracts to the 2024 Barley Symposium – From the Ground Up

Submission deadline for oral presentation is now closed.

Submission deadline for poster presentation is now closed.

Participants can choose to submit an abstract for oral presentation consideration or for poster presentation. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee to ensure the abstracts are relevant to the meeting theme. Authors of abstracts selected for regular or keynote (keynote speakers will also be selected through peer-review) oral presentation will be contacted in November 2023. All abstracts will be included in the final program which will also be available online after the conference. Abstracts are limited to 400 words within the “abstract text” section and must be submitted using the ‘Abstract Template’. If you have more than one abstract, each one will need to be submitted separately.

GROW Barley Funding

Grant for Research Optimization of Western Barley Agronomy

Deadline for submissions is now closed

There is a deficit in agronomic research in barley in western Canada. Good agronomy is critical to improve competitiveness with other crops and exporting nations. Significant investments are made in barley variety development. Without adequate agronomic research, the yield gap will remain wide.

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