Bottler Barley ProgressHarvest Declaration Form
Bottler barley is continuing to progress through the Barley Australia Malt Accreditation program.
One Victorian grown sample of malt grain was submitted to Plot Malting from the 2018/19 harvest season. A further two samples have been submitted from this season’ harvest and the final outcome for Stage 1 should be known at the latest, by February 2021.
Barrett Burston Malting (BBM) will also continue to evaluate commercial Bottler Malt 1 grain in 2020 from selected crops harvested in Vic and WA in 2019/20.
Crops have been sown again in WA and Vic in 2020, for BBM to procure sufficient malt grain to complete the Stage 2 Accreditation evaluation during 2021, with the ultimate aim to achieve malt accreditation by February 2022.
Further NVT and SFS results in 2019 indicate that Bottler has a solid yield potential and can match most/all high yielding varieties, when grown in regions with yield potentials >4t/ha.
Commercial seed is available through your rural reseller network or contact GrainSearch for further details on how/where to purchase seed