Crop plantings set the stage for record harvest from 2022-23 winter season

Winter crop plantings in 2022–23 have already been tallied at the second highest on record at 23.432 million hectares just a smidgeon under the record 23.450 million hectares planted last year – with more paddocks to be added If growers that endured three of the driest seasons on record starting back in 2017-18 believed they were due […]

Barley Yields expected to increase through a genetic solution

Research is promising to find a successful strategy to mitigate heat damage and result in higher grain fertility and grain yield Barley growers are solid devotees of the grain and for season 2021-22 production is forecast to increase marginally over last year to reach the second highest on record of 13.3 million tonnes, 2% below the […]

AEGIC takes malting barley information series to Latin American customers

The local malting barley industry is working to stimulate demand in Latin American markets to diversify market options for premium malting barley The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) is commencing a series of webinars to provide customers in Latin America information about the quality, value and functionality of Australian malting barley. The seminar series […]

Barley growers will get more surety if malting barley heads to India

In a move that could give the surety that local malting Barley growers are seeking, the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) is engaging closely with Indian brewers and maltsters for our barley to enter the Indian market. These talks come at a time when we expect a barley harvest of 11 million tonnes, including stock […]

Disease on ‘watch list’ for barley growers this season

Despite the conditions, growers are being warned to check barley crops for disease following reports of Spot Form Net Blotch (SFNB) in Queensland and northern New South Wales this winter. Prolonged dry weather has historically reduced disease pressure on crops, but pathologists have been fielding a number of calls regarding SFNB in barley crops in […]