Maximum Residue Limits – update on glyphosate treated barley

Given the above average rainfall experienced this season, it has been suggested that growers may spray top their barley crops to reduce weed seed setting and obtain an even maturity of crops.

It should be noted that multiple key markets for both Australian origin Malt and Feed Barley require a NIL MRL (Maximum Residue Limit) for Glyphosate. A breach of this import tolerance is a significant market access risk to the Australian barley trade.

To maintain the integrity of Malt and Hindmarsh segregations within the Emerald Grain network we will be requiring grower declaration at point of delivery stating that PER82954 is understood and treated product to be declared. Emerald Grain will allow glyphosate treated barley into feed segregations only.

For further information pertaining to the recent APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) approved permit for use of two formulations of glyphosate on ‘non-malting’ barley, please click here.