Grains Australia provides information on Accredited Malting Varieties, Preferred Malting Varieties and potential new malting varieties currently undergoing evaluation.

Australia’s diverse climate allows for the cultivation of a wide range of barley varieties, some have broad adaptation suitable for many areas within Australia, while others are suited to more niche growing conditions, such as high rainfall or acid soils. Key barley growing regions include, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and in the southern regions of Queensland.

When growing malting barley, it is important to know the market demand for individual varieties and what varieties are in the pipeline.

A detailed explanation is provided for each category, along with the tables, which can be accessed via the side menu, or the link below:

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