Investment Details

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GRDC Code: UOA1806-011RTX
Improving Australian malt barley flavour to address Chinese brewing requirements

This investment aims to identify key malt flavour characteristics of Australian and Canadian malt to determine why Canadian malt is preferred in China and other key export markets.

The investment also will try to determine what are the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to different malt flavour profiles. This information can be then be used by researchers and breeders to develop barley varieties that will be more competitive in key export markets to increase the demand for, and price of, Australian malting barley.

Project start date:
29/06/2018
Project end date:
30/10/2022
Crop type:
Barley
Region:
National
Organisation:
The University of Adelaide
Key Investment Target:
2.2