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GIWA and Careers in Grain investing in casual harvest skills

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GIWA supports the new Grains Australia being co-located in Perth with AEGIC

WA Grain Joint Industry Statement August 2020 - view the Statement on the Industry Consolidation pag..

2020 Australian Grain Industry Post Harvest Chemical Usage Outturn Tolerances

For updated agricultural chemical residue maximum residue limits (MRLs) in the Australian grain supp..

GIWA Crop Report - July 2020

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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)

2020/21 Harvest - Western Australia Malt Barley Varietal Recommendations

Download the Western Australian malt barley varietal receival recommendations for the 2020 harvest, drafted at the GIWA Barley Rationalisation open industry meeting in Perth on 4th July 2019.

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.

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

Previous recommendations from the July 2018 GIWA Barley Rationalisation Meeting can be found in the below pdf.

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,
Will Piercey, Country Quality Manager CBH, 0429 109 604,
Larissa Taylor, CEO GIWA, 0413 076 665, 

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.


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, +61 427 766 029
GIWA CEO: Larissa Taylor, Grain Industry Association of Western Australia + 61 413 076 665