Ballan is no longer available commercially. It was a spring type barley and was capable of producing high yields suitable for feed grain production in high rainfall/irrgation regions of Australia. For best results Ballan should be sown in the autumn. Maturity is much earlier than Franklin and similar to Gairdner. Ballan is a short straw variety with good resistance to diseases. From a number of different sites and from five years of trials, Ballan has produced an average of 1.1T/ha above Gairdner.
BALLAN is protected by Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR). Any unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material of this variety is an infringement under the Plant Breeder’s Rights 1994. Growers are allowed to retain seed from production of this variety for their own use as seed only.
Ballan is subject to an EPR of $3.00/tonne (GST exclusive) payable on all grain produced.
BALLAN has been bred by Nickersons International Research SNC and initially trialled in Australia by GrainSearch.