Media Releases and Events

Durack Kowari Oat Variety Accreditation Update

The GIWA Oat Council (http://www.giwa.org.au/oat-council) has released milling accr..

2018 GRDC Grains Research Updates

View and download papers and presentations made at the 2018 GRDC Grains Research Updates on the ..

GIWA Noodle Wheat Outlook Western Australia February 2018

Western Australian ANW production for Korean and Japanese markets is estimated at 875,000t (ANW1..

WA Grains Industry Strategy 2025+

A $10 Billion Vision for the Future: WA Grains Industry Strategy 2025+ Following the fourth ..

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)

2017/18 Pilot Barley Rationalisation Plan for WA:

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

2017/18 WA Malting Barley Variety Recommendations:

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)

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