AWB Seeds has added an exciting new malting barley variety to its product range with the launch of Baudin.
Speaking at the launch at Deniliquin, Victoria, today AWB Seeds National Cultivar Manager, Roger Tripathi said Baudin was a high yield variety with excellent malting quality and provided grain growers in the eastern states an excellent alternative to other varieties such as Gairdner.
“The average yield for Baudin is greater than most existing malting barley varieties and it is a medium maturity spring barley,” said Mr Tripathi.
Dr Keith Alcock, director Crop Improvement Institute, Department of Agriculture WA, said at the launch of the new variety, that Baudin has a wider regional and sowing date adaptation than malting barley variety Gairdner.
“Baudin has proven to be adaptable to high rainfall areas of New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria, with potential for adaptation to medium rainfall regions when sown early,” said Mr Alcock.
Baudin is a product of the Western Australian Barley Improvement and Industry Development Program.
AWB Seeds is the exclusive licensee for Baudin Barley for the eastern states.
The launch was part of ‘AWB Seeds Seednet Day’ by the Seednet partner Ian Lea, who said he is very excited with the prospects of Baudin and other AWB Seeds varieties.
For more information, growers can contact their local AWB Seednet partner AWB Seeds directly on 1800 054 433.
Media contact: Peter McBride, AWB Limited, on 03 9209 2714 or 0417 662 451