Contest to name new barley

Cornell University launched a contest to name a new barley and to support the New York state’s craft brewing industry. The barley, released by plant breeders at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is the first climate adapted grain in the state. The barley it is resistant to local fungal pathogens and pre-harvest sprouting in the wet climate of the state. The barley will be available to brewers by autumn 2021 and will help the state farm breweries to meet the requirement that 90% their ingredients to come within the state by 2024. The contest goes until December 3rd with the winner being announced on December 16th, during the virtual Entire State Barley and Malt Summit.