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. Bottler is currently entered into the Barley Australia Malt Accreditation program and malt grain production will be supported by Barrett Burston Malting in selected regions during this process.
Nitro (originally coded HV8) is GrainSearch’s newest feed grade barley and is currently undergoing commercial seed production in 2020 by two supporting GrainSearch Affiliates – AMPS (NSW) and Midland Seeds (Tas). Nitro is a mid-season maturity, mid straw height barley with proven high yield potential. Growers in the Liverpool Plains region of NSW should consult with AMPS for full details of their extensive barley yield trials. Since 2016, Nitro has remained one of the top yielding barley varieties in the AMPS trials and has also performed well on the sodic soil trial sites. In Tasmania, trials with SFS has shown...
Biere is a short season variety suited to certain LRZ regions where sowing has been delayed until late May/early June.
Due to seasonal yield issues GrainSearch has decided to withdraw Biere from the Barley Australia Malt Accreditation program (March 2020).