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OUT NOW: PROVISIONAL HARVEST YIELD RESULTS: Industry Innovations 2025 Germplasm Evaluation Network (GEN) Trial Series – Time of sowing 1 and 2 2023

15 December 2023

2023 WA Crop Technology Centre (Frankland River)

The Germplasm Evaluation Network (GEN) is a FAR Australia ‘Industry Innovations 2025’ initiative that
tests crop performance across FAR Australia’s national network of Crop Technology Centres. GEN sites
are situated in higher yielding regions of the country and test crop performance plus and minus fungicide. FAR Australia provides the control varieties and breeders enter their chosen lines for evaluation.


  1. To assess the yield performance of five spring barley varieties (RGT Planet, Rosalind, Laperouse, AGTB0318 and Minotaur), and one winter barley (Newton) managed with and without fungicide, sown in late April, in the Frankland River (WA) environment, and
  2. To assess the performance of eight spring barley varieties against two FAR control varieties RGT Planet (malt) and Rosalind (feed) managed with and without fungicide, sown mid-May, in the Frankland River (WA) environment.

Both documents can be accessed by clicking on the following links:

II25 GEN April Sown Barley (WA)
II25 GEN May Sown Barley (WA)

Should you be interested in taking part in our Industry Innovations initiative in 2024, more details can be found here

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Photo credit: Evan Collis