Maltstar Barley - Elders Rural Services

Maltstar Barley

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Key Features

  • Target: Ag Zones 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Excellent head retention
  • Long season variety
  • Resistant to Powdery Mildew (mlo 11)
  • Excellent straw strength
  • Very good disease resistance
  • High yielding – Above Flinders in Ag Zone 1 and 6
  • Barley variety (under malt evaluation)

Disease Ratings for Maltstar and control varieties

Spot form of Net BlotchS-VSSSSS
Net form Net BlotchMRMR-SMSMR-MSMR-MS
Nematode (P. neglectus)R-MRMSSMR-MSMRMS
Nematode (P. thornei)MR-MSMSMR-MSMRMS
Powdery MildewRMSRRS
R = Resistant, MR = Moderately Resistant, MS = Moderately Susceptible, S = Susceptible, VS = Very Susceptible

Variety Description

Maltstar is an export Malt profile barley with long maturity, similar to Commander. Maltstar is a high yielding barley. In long term NVT Maltstar shows similar performance to GrangeR in WA Ag zones 5 and the same performance as Bass in Ag Zone 3. Maltstar main target Ag zones are 1, 3 and 6 with yields above Flinders. Maltstar has excellent hectolitre weight, low screenings and a bright grain colour. Maltstar has resistance to Powdery Mildew through the mlo11 gene and is resistant to Leaf Rust with Rph3 and Rph Dash genes.

NVT MET 5 year yield average barley varieties (includes 2015)

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Agronomy Management

Targeted areas – WA – Ag Zones 1, 3 and 6

Seed availability

Maltstar will be available through Elders and selected Seed Partners

Western Australia

Download Tech Note (WA)

Talk to your local agronomist for more information and advice.

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.