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Flinders

A high yielding, mildew resistant, export malting barley

STRENGTHS

  • High yielding mid-long season variety available to Western Australian (WA) growers.
  • Superior malting characteristics with improved malt extract levels over Baudin.
  • Resistant to Powdery Mildew and good Barley Leaf Rust resistance.
  • High level of tolerance to pre-harvest sprouting.

PLANT FEATURES

Flinders is a medium to late maturing, semi-dwarf and has moderate early vigour. Flinders is slightly taller in height than Baudin, has a prostrate growth habit like Baudin and offers good straw strength, lodging resistance and head retention. Flinders has a short coleoptile and strongly expresses redness in the awns, auricles and base of the stem during grain fill.