In order to gain insight in the quality level and development status of the supply regions on-site, representatives of the malting barley industry from all over the world (traders, buyers from malthouses, breeders) meet up for crop tours to important cultivation areas every year before harvest season. At the end of June VISTA attended one of those tours as a sponsor next to Probstdorfer Saatzucht and the Saaten-Union. Within three days the tour lead through a variety of barley growing regions in Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Here are some impressions of the tour with pictures and participant interviews: