Shedding light on new barley varieties

THE WA region 'Seed of Light' GRDC communications award went to Department of Agriculture Barley Industry Development Officer, Ros Jettner, for her role in creatively and professionally extending barley management packages to WA growers during the past five years.

The award was presented in recognition of the fact that Ms Jettner had ensured barley growers were regularly and accurately informed of the latest crop husbandry, leaf disease management and harvest management systems to help them maximise returns. Ms Jettner works closely with the Western Malting Barley Council, a fast-track breeding program which issued provisional malting varieties BaudinPBR logo and HamelinPBR logo late last year, as its first releases.