Media Releases and Events

Thank you to Bob Nixon and GIWA Board Appointments

Thank You Bob Nixon Outgoing GIWA Chair & Congratulations on your GRDC Board Appointment ..

GIWA Crop Report - October 2020

Cool Finish Mitigating Slide In Yield Potential View the full GIWA Crop Report for October 2020..

GIWA Annual Report available online

To view and download the GIWA Annual Report, please visit http://www.giwa.org.au/annual-report (..

GIWA AGM and GIWA Forum

The GIWA AGM and GIWA Forum was held on Wednesday, 7th October 2020 at Crown Towers Perth, Great Eas..

GIWA Barley Council

China Barley Antidumping and Counterveilling Tariffs

On 28 May 2020, the People's Republic of China imposed a dumping margin of up to 73.6% and a subsidy margin of up to 6.9% for all barley imported from Australia, effective from 19th May 2020. Under WTO rules, unless contested, these tariffs apply for five years.

China Antidumping Barley Tariffs 18 May 2020 China Antidumping Barley Tariffs 18 May 2020 (328 KB)

Barley Australia Supports Barley Industry Position 21 May 2020 Barley Australia Supports Barley Industry Position 21 May 2020 (209 KB)


2021/22 Harvest - Western Australia Malt Barley Varietal Recommendations

Download the Western Australian malt barley varietal receival recommendations for the 2021 harvest, drafted at the GIWA Barley Rationalisation open industry meeting in Perth on 27th July 2020.

GIWA WA Malt Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for 2021_22 Harvest GIWA WA Malt Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for 2021_22 Harvest (1880 KB)


These recommendations are a guide only for the WA malt barley supply chain. They are subject to export malt barley marketers and maltsters’ feedback, grower estimates, MBIBTC malt barley varietal accreditation decisions by Barley Australia and commercial and seasonal segregation decisions by bulk handlers.

Industry consultation to rationalise malt barley varieties in the bulk handling system in Western Australia is a pre-competitive process facilitated by the GIWA Barley Council and CBH, with assistance from Bunge, maltsters Cargill Malt and BBM, and GIWA supply chain members including grain marketers, agronomists, farm business advisors, grower groups, growers and plant breeders. Previous recommendations can be found below.

GIWA WA Malt Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for 2020_21 Harvest GIWA WA Malt Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for 2020_21 Harvest (720 KB)

GIWA WA Malt Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for 2019_20 Harvest GIWA WA Malt Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for 2019_20 Harvest (2641 KB)

GIWA welcomes feedback to:

Lyndon Mickel, Chair GIWA Barley Council, 0427 766 029, lmickel@bigpond.com
Will Piercey, Country Quality Manager CBH, 0429 109 604, william.piercey@cbh.com.au
Larissa Taylor, CEO GIWA, 0413 076 665, ltaylor@giwa.org.au 

APVMA emergency use permit #82594 for late season application of glyphosate over barley (except malting barley) extended to 30 April 2020

On 2nd November 2016 the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority or government regulator, known as the APVMA approved the minor use permit (#82594) for two Nufarm glyphosate products for late growing season application of glyphosate over feed barley to kill weeds before grain harvest.

This permit was held by grower organisation Grain Producers Australia and expired on 31st July 2019.  Since then the permit was extended to 30 April 2020.

The Australian grain industry treats the management of agricultural chemicals in the grain supply chain with the utmost seriousness. For further information on chemical residues please go to the Activities/Chemical Residues page of the GIWA website.

GIWA BARLEY COUNCIL

The GIWA Barley Council runs two or three public forums each year for the Western Australian barley value chain to discuss latest developments in consumer preferences, marketing, malting, breeding, research, agronomy & extension, variety rationalisation, variety accreditation, standards and MRLs. The GIWA Barley Autumn Forum is typically held in Perth in the third week of March, the GIWA Barley Rationalisation Meeting in the first or third week of July, and the GIWA Barley Spring Forum in late August (spring) in a regional location with field walks.

Representatives of the trade, maltsters and brewers, Barley Australia, the malt barley technical accreditation committee the MBIBTC (brewers and maltsters), the tertiary research sector, GRDC, DPIRD, the National Working Party on Grain Protection, the Grain Industry Market Access Forum, the National Residue Survey, the Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre, plant breeders, farm business advisors, agronomists, grower groups, and growers regularly participate in these fora.

GIWA Barley Council Chair: Mr Lyndon Mickel, Esperance Grower, lmickel@bigpond.com +61 427 766 029
GIWA CEO: Larissa Taylor, Grain Industry Association of Western Australia ltaylor@giwa.org.au + 61 413 076 665