Media Releases and Events

2018 GIWA Seeding Success - download now

"Fit crops not fat crops?” Listen to the 2018 WA broadacre agronomic seasonal review from ..

GIWA Oat Council Export Demand WA Oats Steady Nov 2018

Please see below media release from the GIWA Oat Council with updates on the oat supply & de..

GIWA Standards Review 2018

To view results of the GIWA Standards Review 2018 and receival standards changes for 2019/20 Western..

2018 GIWA AGM and GIWA Forum

View the GIWA Forum Media Release and Keynote Presentation by COFCO International Australia Pty ..

GIWA Barley Council

2019/20 WA Malting Barley Variety Recommendations & 2019/20 Pilot Barley Rationalisation Plan for WA

The recommendations and the rationalisation plan were made following the open industry barley meetings held in Western Australia during July and August 2018. 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 2018 growing season for the 2019/2020 harvest.

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

WA Malt Barley Rationalisation Plan 2019_2020 WA Malt Barley Rationalisation Plan 2019_2020 (383 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 

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

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)

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.

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.

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