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2017 2018 Pilot WA Malt Food Barley Rationalisation Plan

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GIWA Barley Council

2018/19 WA Malting Barley Variety Recommendations & 2018/19 Pilot Barley Rationalisation Plan for WA

The recommendations and the rationalisation plan were made following the open industry barley rationalisation meeting held in Perth on 28th June 2017.  The rationalisation plan is a joint effort between CBH and the GIWA Barley Council, designed to be a planning tool for discussions about rationalising barley segmentations at a port zone and area level during the 2017 growing season for the 2018/2019 harvest.

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, will.piercey@cbh.com.au
Larissa Taylor, CEO GIWA, 0413 076 665, ltaylor@giwa.org.au

2018_19 Pilot Malting & Food Barley Variety Rationalisation Plan WA 2018_19 Pilot Malting & Food Barley Variety Rationalisation Plan WA (419 KB)

WA Malt Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for 2018_19 Harvest WA Malt Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for 2018_19 Harvest (780 KB)


GIWA Barley Spring Forum - held on Mon, 14th and Tues, 15th August 2017

Free industry event, view the agenda :

AGENDA & DIRECTIONS GIWA Barley Spring Forum 2017 AGENDA & DIRECTIONS GIWA Barley Spring Forum 2017 (461 KB)

Presentations from Forum available here:

MBIBTC Update August 2017 Spring Forum MBIBTC Update August 2017 Spring Forum (581 KB)

Ian Reichstein National Residue Survey August 2017 Spring Forum Ian Reichstein National Residue Survey August 2017 Spring Forum (1909 KB)

GIWA Barley Rationalisation Meeting - held on Wed, 28 June 2017

Find out more and view the agenda here.

GIWA Barley Autumn Forum - held on Thursday, 23 March 2017

To view speaker presentations from the GIWA Barley Autumn Forum visit here.

AGENDA GIWA Barley Autumn Forum 23 March 2017 AGENDA GIWA Barley Autumn Forum 23 March 2017 (221 KB)


APVMA emergency use permit

On 2nd November 2016 the APVMA approved the APVMA emergency use permit (#82594) for two Nufarm glyphosate products.

GIWA MEDIA RELEASE Glyphosate on Barley 16112016 GIWA MEDIA RELEASE Glyphosate on Barley 16112016 (295 KB)

APVMA permit 82594 glyphosate barley APVMA permit 82594 glyphosate barley (170 KB)

CBH have confirmed the following for the 2016/2017 harvest:

  • CBH will allow glyphosate treated barley into Feed grade segregation only,
  • Glyphosate treated barley will not be accepted into any Malting or Hindmarsh barley segregations, and
  • CBH will not be segregating glyphosate treated grain separately. Grain treated with glyphosate will be stored within common feed grade storage segregations. 

Visit CBH for information regarding the APVMA’s decision to approve glyphosate application for feed barley and how this impacts glyphosate treated barley deliveries to the CBH storage and handling system https://www.cbh.com.au/harvest-information/maximum-residue-limits

Enquiries to CBH can be directed to Rob Dickie, rob.dickie@cbh.com.au and 0447 677 887 or 9416 6313.

2017/2018 Pilot WA Malt Food Barley Rationalisation Plan

Based on industry consultation which started in June 2016, the GIWA Barley Council and CBH have released the inaugural Pilot WA Malt Food Barley Rationalisation Plan for the 2017 2018 harvest.  This is a pilot planning tool to help rationalise barley segregations at area level in the four WA port zones.  Full details:

MASTER OVERVIEW PILOT WA Malt Food Barley Rationalisation Plan 2017/18 MASTER OVERVIEW PILOT WA Malt Food Barley Rationalisation Plan 2017/18 (278 KB)

Feedback to local CBH Area Managers or to Lyndon Mickel, Chair, GIWA Barley Council 0427 766 029 lmickel@bigpond.com , Larissa Taylor CEO GIWA 0413 076 665 ltaylor@giwa.org.au or Brett Jeffrey CBH Operations 0419 049 450 brett.jeffrey@cbh.com.au.


GIWA Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for Western Australia 2017/2018

Please find below the Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for Western Australia for the 2017/2018 harvest.These recommendations are a result of public consultation which took place in June 2016, to provide guidance to growers and industry on barley variety rationalisation, two harvests in advance in Western Australia.

CBH are working with the GIWA Barley Council to trial a pilot barley rationalisation planning tool during consultations with grower groups and at pre-harvest meetings this spring, to assist in implementing these variety recommendations and plan for barley segmentations at port and area level for 2017/2018. Feedback on this pilot planning tool will be sought in the lead up to harvest 2016/2017, and reviewed post-harvest in February 2017 and at the GIWA Barley Autumn Forum in Perth on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Enquiries can be directed to:
Lyndon Mickel, Chair, GIWA Barley Council, lmickel@bigpond.com and 0427 766 029
Larissa Taylor, CEO, GIWA ltaylor@giwa.org.au and 0413 076 665

PRESS RELEASE GIWA Barley Variety Receival Recommendations 2017 2018 PRESS RELEASE GIWA Barley Variety Receival Recommendations 2017 2018 (477 KB)

MASTER GIWA Barley Variety Receival Recommendations 2017_18 Harvest MASTER GIWA Barley Variety Receival Recommendations 2017_18 Harvest (2516 KB)



GIWA BARLEY COUNCIL EVENTS

GIWA runs two public forums each year for the Western Australian barley value chain to discuss the latest developments in marketing, breeding, research programs, 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 and the GIWA Barley Spring Forum is usually held in the third week of August in a regional location which includes field walks.  

Representatives of the trade, Barley Australia, the technical accreditation committee the MBIBTC (brewers and maltsters), the tertiary research sector, DAFWA, GRDC, the National Working Party on Grain Protection, the Grain Market Access Forum, the National Residue Survey, and the Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre regularly participate in these fora.

GIWA Barley Spring Forum 2016 presentations:

AGENDA GIWA Barley Spring Forum 2016_Final AGENDA GIWA Barley Spring Forum 2016_Final (491 KB)

Curtin Steve ConsultAg Barley in the Lakes Aug 2016 Curtin Steve ConsultAg Barley in the Lakes Aug 2016 (824 KB)

Li Ghengdao Western Barley Genetics Alliance 2016 Li Ghengdao Western Barley Genetics Alliance 2016 (1584 KB)

Reichstein Ian National Residue Survey Grain Reichstein Ian National Residue Survey Grain (1079 KB)

Robertson Drew CBH Market Outlook 2016 Robertson Drew CBH Market Outlook 2016 (1276 KB)

Russell Tony GIMAF Presentation Russell Tony GIMAF Presentation (1063 KB)

Sheehy Megan Barley Australia Update Sheehy Megan Barley Australia Update (547 KB)

Sheehy Megan MBIBTC Update July 2016 Sheehy Megan MBIBTC Update July 2016 (556 KB)

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MALTING BARLEY VARIETY RECEIVAL RECOMMENDATIONS 2016/2017 HARVEST

The Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) Inc. Barley Council has released the Western Australian Malting Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for the 2016/2017 harvest.

The purpose of this document is to be a guide for growers and consultants to help with the planning of the 2016 barley cropping program and was produced in consultation with the GIWA Barley Council members and trade.

Western Australian Malting Barley Variety Receival Recommendations 2016/2017 Harvest - Summary Western Australian Malting Barley Variety Receival Recommendations 2016/2017 Harvest - Summary (435 KB)

Western Australian Malting Barley Variety Receival Recommendations 2016/2017 Harvest Western Australian Malting Barley Variety Receival Recommendations 2016/2017 Harvest (423 KB)

GIWA MEDIA RELEASE: Western Australian Malting Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for 2016/2017 GIWA MEDIA RELEASE: Western Australian Malting Barley Variety Receival Recommendations for 2016/2017 (241 KB)

BARLEY VARIETY GUIDE FOR SOWING IN WA 2017

DPIRD Barley variety sowing guide for WA 2017 DPIRD Barley variety sowing guide for WA 2017 (1835 KB)

More information can be found here.

ABOUT GIWA BARLEY COUNCIL

GIWA Barley Council’s role is to:

  • provide a forum to annually evaluate and promote barley varieties suitable to grow across the different agro-ecological regions of Western Australia.
  • promote and discuss barley issues (eg breeding, quality, varietal purity, markets, QA etc) pertinent to Western Australia.
  • provide policy advice on barley industry issues  through GIWA
  • work closely with other regional barley advisory councils and provide input into national issues through Barley Australia.
  • act as an information forum to discuss barley industry issues, engage growers through the various grower group networks.
  • communicate barley industry information to growers

Chair: Mr Lyndon Mickel
Email: lmickel@bigpond.com