Improving the value & sustainability of Esperance port zone grain growers.

pro barley2As part of the ongoing work to improve grain quality from the Esperance port zone, SEPWA initiated a project to trial emerging DNA genetic marker technology for varietal puritytesting in malting barley.

The project compared two methodologies of DNA technology as well as older grain protein analysis technology in determining genetic purity of barley seed samples. Over the course of the project SEPWA found that at this stage the DNA based technology was not yet ready for industry adoption.

The project was jointly funded by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) with support from The CBH Group.

Duration: March 2008 - December 2009

Contact Nigel Metz on 9083 1115 for further information. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.