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  • Bottler Barley Progress

    March 13, 2019

    Bottler barley has been entered into Stage 1 Malt Accreditation.  We expect final results for Stage 1 to be available in 2021, as further malt production crops are grown in 2019 to supplement the crops damaged by storms and frosts in 2018. However, Barrett Burston Malting (BBM) will continue to evaluate commercial Bottler Malt 1 grain in 2019 and will process approx. 1000 tonnes in Victoria and 500 tonnes in Western Australia from crops grown in 2019. NVT and SFS results in 2018 indicated that Bottler has a solid yield potential and can match most/all high yielding varieties, when grown…

  • Biere passes Stage 1 Malt Accreditation

    March 13, 2019

    Barley Australia has recently advised GrainSearch® that Biere successfully passed Stage 1 of the Malt Accreditation program, using the grain grown near Birchip (Vic Mallee) in 2017.  This is positive news for the variety. GrainSearch® will continue to evaluate Biere in 2019 to determine how best growers can use the variety on their farm.  To date, Biere has proven to be a strong, vigorous variety that is well adapted to growing in drier environments with low inputs.  Its fast maturity means sowing dates are best suited to the 3rd week of May to mid-June, making it a possible option for…

  • Beaufort Seed for 2019 Season

    May 17, 2018

    GrainSearch is alerting growers to the fact that there will be limited new commercial seed available of Beaufort for sowing in 2019 season. Growers who feel they may need to refresh their seed stock, or want to start growing Beaufort on their farm in 2019, should make contact with GrainSearch before the end of December 2018 to register their interest in purchasing Beaufort seed. This will help GrainSearch ensure that there is seed available on the mainland for growers to purchase ahead of sowing in 2019. As a reminder, all GrainSearch varieties are protected by PBR and the relevant Industry…

  • Biere Barley – Stage 1 testing to commence soon

    May 17, 2018

    GrainSearch is anxiously awaiting the results of Stage 1 Malt Accreditation testing of the 2017 season Biere grain, grown in the Mallee region(Vic). Barrett Burston Malting are conducting the tests and it is hoped that the results will show Biere is commercially capable of producing the high quality export type malt that it demonstrated through many seasons of development trials. GrainSearch has put on hold malt grain production for Stage 2 until the results of Stage 1 are known. However, several farmers have been able to secure seed of Biere to sow this season to further evaluate its on farm…

  • Bottler Barley Grain Production underway in 2018

    May 17, 2018

    Selected growers in Victoria and Western Australia have sown their Bottler Barley seed this season (2018) in anticipation of achieving malt quality grain production for Barrett Burston Malting (BBM) to purchase. This malt grade grain will be used by BBM to commence Stage 1 Malt Accreditation testing. GrainSearch will apply to Barley Australia to have Bottler accepted into the Malt Accreditation program in 2019 and Stage 2 malt grain production will take place in 2019 and BBM will be purchasing malt grade Bottler grain from growers in selected regions. Growers who are keen to be apart of the malt grain…