Our annual customer appreciation dinner is scheduled for Wednesday September 12th at 6pm. Please join us for a great meal with friends and neighbors. We’ll have door prizes and updates around the seed industry. Please RSVP to Tom 740-253-1551 or Greg 740-253-2876 by Friday September 7th. Hope to see you there!
The American Malting Barley Association added Puffin Barley to its list of recommended varieties this year. This was a very big step for the progress of our Malting Barley project in the state of Ohio. We are partners with Origin Malts who owns the exclusive rights to Puffin production. Our combined goal is to bring Barley production back to Ohio farmers, while producing malt for micro-breweries to produce an all-Ohio product. We are proud to be a partner in this project and look forward to providing many Ohio farmers with high quality Malting Barley seed for years to com.
For more information on Malting Barley production please give us a call 740-993-2311, or check out the production guide from OSU.
We harvested our Malting Barley the 15th and 16th of June this year. This was later than previous years due only to the wet conditions. We were pleased with our varieties ability to withstand heavy rains late in the season. We were able to get everything harvested and then planted with soybeans despite continued wet conditions.
This was our third Malting Barley crop and we had another successful but educational season. We thought the 2017 spring was wet, but it does not compare to 2018! This confirmed our thoughts that barley doesn’t like wet conditions! We look forward to getting results on our samples to see how this crop compares to previous years from a malting standpoint.
We continue to work with Origin Malts to set up a supply chain of Ohio grown Malting Barely for their new Malting Facility. Our next step this season is cleaning, treating, and bagging barley seed for delivery to our growers!
Read this article the other morning while watching it snow outside! Bob Nielson is one of the best when it comes to Corn and even though he’s talking about Indiana I think it correlates to Ohio well. Great reading if you have the time.
We had a great turnout to our Malting Barley Growers Meeting last week. Very good discussion with potential growers and our experts from Origin Malts and Malting Seed Producers, including our very own Tom Ramsey who is the Executive Director of the Malting Seed Producers group.
If you’re interested in the opportunity to raise Barley and weren’t able to attend one of our grower meetings please contact us and we’ll do our best to pass along the information.
If you want more information about what’s new with Malting Barley click on the link below to visit our Malting Barley page. Malting Barley
The 2018 Ross & Pickaway County Extension Outlook Breakfast is coming up January 22nd. It will be held in Circleville again this year. Click on the link below for details, hope to see you there!
We here at Hiser Seeds want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our customers and friends! We wish you a happy and successful 2018!