Litmus

Feed Variety

An early maturing, acid soil tolerant barley

Key Features
  • A high yielding feed barley, ideally suited to the  sandy textured, high aluminium/acid subsoils in WA 
  • Excellent early vigour with a similar growth habit to Mundah 
  • Good grain plumpness, superior to Buloke and Baudin 
  • Moderate to high levels of pre-harvest sprouting tolerance
  • Farmer-to-farmer trade approved

Market Acceptance

  • As a result of expanded interest from growers to continue trialing the Litmus barley variety, CBH will continue to receive Litmus into feed barley segregations for 2016-17 season by actively managing the level of blue kernels in stacks. A tolerance will be applied to the current 1% blue kernel receival standard when testing occurs at the sample shed and some flexibility will be provided on accepting loads above the prescribed 1% limit based on the quality profile of the stack. This flexibility will depend on seasonal and regional conditions and the impact these have on the expression of blue colouring. This option will be provided while the broader industry decides on how to deal with blue aleurone in barley varieties. Source: CBH Group website November 2015 - https://www.cbh.com.au/harvest-information/receival-standards