Commodus CL, Minotaur gain malting accreditation

Grain Central, March 7, 2024

A 2022-23 crop of Commodus CL barley at InterGrain’s commercial production site at Wundowie, WA. Photo: Georgia Trainor, InterGrain

TWO barley varieties, Commodus CL and Minotaur, have been given malting accreditation by Grains Australia.

Commodus CL was submitted by InterGrain and Minotaur by Intergrain, and both have been accredited following evaluation by the Malting and Brewing Industry Barley Technical Committee under the Grains Australia accreditation program.

Commodus CL is an imidazolinone-tolerant and medium-fermentability barley variety, and is intended to be grown in the Mallee environments of South Australia, Victoria and Western Australian.

Minotaur is a high-fermentability variety and is best suited to medium to high rainfall regions.

As with all previous accreditations, the market will determine the success of these new varieties.

Grains Australia’s accreditation program is recognised as the required standard for the determination of all new Australian malting barley varieties.

The Accredited Malting Varieties table has been updated to reflect these newly accredited varieties and the status of other varieties under evaluation. The Preferred Varieties table has also been updated.

For information on other barley varieties currently undergoing evaluation, read Grains Australia’s Malting Barley Evaluation Update.

Source: Grains Australia


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