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Growing Malting Barley in Maryland

The University of Maryland Extension has partnered with local businesses to research the practicalities and economics of growing barley in Maryland for malting. After it is grown, barley must be malted so that sugars can be extracted for use in the brewing industry. In this video Bryan Butler, Principle Investigator on the project, discusses results from the first year of study, including the fertilizer and pesticides used, the quantitiy and quality of yeild, and the value of the harvest. 

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