• Medium-late maturity barley with high yield potential and wide adaptation
  • Similar relative maturity to Baudin and Gairdner
  • Excellent head retention
  • Above average test weight and excellent grain colour (Minolta L)
  • Excellent straw strength and resistance to lodging
  • Low screenings
  • Resistant to powdery mildew, net blotch (net form) and leaf rust
  • High malt extract - malt evaluation trials currently underway.

    Oxford is a top-yielding, short-strawed, medium-long season variety with broad adaptability and excellent resistance to lodging. It is a photoperiod sensitive variety that remains in a vegetative state during the peak frost periods and responds to increasing day length in late September / early October. Oxford responds well to early planting and is suitable for main season planting.



    Sowing Rate

    A formula can be initiated to calculate sowing rates – taking into account target plant density, germination percentage, seed size and establishment rates. Example: 1000 seed weight in grams = 35;Target plant population / sq metre = 140; Establishment % = 80;Germination % = 90. Sowing Rate = 35 x 140 / 100 / (0.8 x 0.9) Sowing Rate = 68 kg/ha


    Pest Resistance

    Consult preferred agronomist / advisor for up to date advice on Oxford’s pest resistance and associated management decisions.



    An EPR of $2.50 / T excluding GST is payable on all Oxford grain produced.



    (2005 - 2011 QLD NVT - Main Season)





    Disease Resistance/Tolerance

    Oxford was assessed for powdery mildew, leaf rust & net blotch (net form) and it displayed very good levels of resistance.



    Variety Management/Agronomy

    Consult preferred agronomist / advisor for up to date advice on specific varietal management and agronomy relating to Oxford.


    A member of the grass family, it is a major cereal grain grown in temperate climates globally.