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.The description is composed by our digital data assistant.
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.