BarleyHarvest Declaration Form
WESTMINSTER is a high yielding mid to late maturity malting barley with medium to tall, stiff straw and improved head retention. It was accredited as a malt variety in March 2013. It has excellent all round disease resistance combined with excellent test weight. Westminster is now gaining strong interest amongst the malting/brewing industries, showing suitability for domestic and export malting uses. Westminster is suited to the HRZ and irrigation regions in Australia.
Bottler Barley is GrainSearch’s latest barley variety to be released in Australia. Bottler is a mid-season maturity, high fermentability malting type barley with medium height straw. Bottler has shown adaptability to a range of HRZ and MRZ environments and has proven high yield potential. It exhibits resistance to Powdery Mildew and Net Form of Net Blotch (2017). Bottler will be entered into the Barley Australia Malt Accreditation program and malt grain production will be supported by Barrett Burston Malting in selected regions.
Biere is a short season variety suited to certain LRZ regions where sowing has been delayed until late May/early June. Biere is potential export malt type barley and is currently undergoing Malt Accreditation with Barley Australia.