Australia - Barley area harvested

3,719 (1000 ha) in 2018

In 2018, barley area harvested for Australia was 3,719 1000 ha. Though Australia barley area harvested fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1969 - 2018 period ending at 3,719 1000 ha in 2018.

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Hordeum spp.: two-row barley (H. disticum) six-row barley (H. hexasticum) four-row barley (H. vulgare). Tolerates poorer soils and lower temperatures better than does wheat. Varieties include with husk and without (naked). Used as a livestock feed, for malt and for preparing foods. The roasted grains are a coffee substitute.