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Record prices and new varieties to drive barley revival in southern NSW (Southern, 2 April 2008)

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The virtual deregulation of the barley market in eastern and southern Australia has also brought new buyers into the market... Dr Fettell said the new varieties being considered for southern NSW - Buloke, Baudin, Flagship and Vlamingh - had all out-yielded Schooner, but none met the malting grade with the same consistency. ".. The Western Australian variety Vlamingh, which had been bred specifically for WA, showed variable yields in southern NSW, Dr Fettell said, but another variety on the horizon, Hindmarsh, consistently out-yielded Schooner by 10-15% across a range of sites...