LG Alestar barley

LG Alestar is a domestic malt profile barley with medium maturity.

Maturity is very similar to Commander and Compass and five days earlier than Gardiner.

TARGET AREAS:  Australia wide.

In South West Victoria LG Alestar out yields Westminster in higher rainfall zones. LG Alestar yields above or similar to Commander in other regions of Victoria and south-east South Australia.

Growing in popularity with brewers, LG Alestar has a high test weight, low screenings and a bright grain colour. LG Alestar has resistance to covered Smut and is MR to Nematode (P.neglectus) and Nematode (P.thornei).

For region specific information please refer to the Technical note sheets attached.

Key features

  • High yielding variety
  • Excellent head retention
  • Medium maturity
  • Resistant to Powdery Mildew
  • Similar maturity to Commander
  • Contains mlo 11 Gene
  • Strong straw strength
  • Very good disease resistance
  • Suitable for all Malt barley areas – Australia wide
  • Full Malt Accredited (Barley Australia)
  • Low screenings
  • Versatile all rainfall zones

Disease ratings

 LG Alestar Westminster Commancer GrangeR Compass
Leaf Rust R R – MR S MR VS
Spot form Net Blotch MR – MS S MS – S S -VS MS – S
Net form Net Blotch MR – MS MS – S MS – S MR – MS MR
Leaf Scold MR  MR – MS S S – VS S – VS
Common Root Rot MS MS MS – S S MS – S
Covered Smut R R – MR R – MR MR R
Nematode (P. neglectus) MR MR – MS MR – MS MR MR
Nematode (P. thornei) MR MS MR –  MS MR MR
Powdery Mildew R R MR R R – MR

KEY: R Resistant MR Moderately Resistant MS Moderately Susceptible S Susceptible VS Very Susceptible
Source: Technical Services.

End Point Royalties (EPR)

$3.00 (+GST) per tonne applies to grain production.

Seed availability

LG Alestar is available through all national rural resellers.

See our Find a stockist page and use our interactive map to find your local outlet.

This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Information provided here is a guide only.
Results can vary greatly depending on climate, soil and local circumstances. This information sheet should not be used as a replacement for expert advice or judgement.
Conditions for Sale and Restrictions on Use are listed on the bag and should be referred to. All liability is excluded to the full extent permitted by law.