Alestar Barley - Elders Rural Services

Alestar Barley

Key Features

  • High yielding variety
  • Medium maturity
  • Similar maturity to Commander
  • Strong straw strength
  • Excellent head retention
  • Resistant to Powdery Mildew (mlo 11)
  • Very good disease resistance
  • Barley variety (under malt evaluation)

Variety Description

Alestar is a Domestic Malt profile barley with medium maturity, 5 days earlier than Gairdner. Maturity is very similar
to Commander and Compass. In South West Victoria Alestar out yields Westminster in higher rainfall zones, Alestar
yields above or similar to Commander in other regions of Victoria and South East South Australia. Alestar has high
test weight, low screenings and a bright grain colour. Alestar has resistance to covered Smut and is MR to Nematode
(P.neglectus) and Nematode (P.thornei)

South West Victoria

alestar SW Vic graph


Alestar infographic

Agronomy Management

Targeted areas – South western Victoria – South East of South Australia

Seed availability

Alestar will be available through Elders and selected Seed Partners

Talk to your local agronomist for more information and advice.

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This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Information provided here is a guide only. Results can vary greatly depending on climate, soil and local circumstances. This information sheet should not be used as a replacement for expert advice or judgement. Conditions for Sale and Restrictions on Use are listed on the bag and should be referred to. All liability is excluded to the full extent permitted by law.