2019 Barley variety sowing guide for Western Australia
Published: 19 Dec 2018
New barley lines that may be of interest to Western Australian growers include Banks (tested as IGB1305), Buff (tested as IGB1506) and LG Maltstar (tested as SMBA11-1771). Why consider purchasing seed of these new varieties?
About this publication
This bulletin is designed as a reference to help determine which barley variety to grow in your region. It provides market feedback, relative grain yield and grain quality comparisons, disease ratings, agronomic information and herbicide tolerance ratings for all malt barley varieties segregated in Western Australia (WA), those in Stage 2 of malt accreditation with Barley Australia and selected feed varieties (Tables 1 to 11; Figures 1 to 16).
The decision whether to grow barley with a malt or feed classification depends on five main factors:
- Premium paid for different varieties when
- Relative grain yield of malt and feed grade
- Differences in input costs due to their
agronomic and disease characteristics.
- Likelihood that grain of a malt variety will
meet malt barley receival specifications.
- Location of receival segregations for malt
Link to this publication
Use https://grdc.com.au/barley-variety-sowing-guide-WA to ensure your link remains current and up-to-date!
ISSN: 1833 7366 (print)
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