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Consider markets when selecting barley varieties

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Short-coleoptile varieties such as Fitzroy , Hindmarsh and, to a lesser extent, Gairdner and Buloke should not be sown deeply, particularly if seed is small or fungicide-treated... At 112mm, there was a similar pattern, with Buloke , Gairdner , Fitzroy and Hindmarsh the poorest (40 per cent) and Fleet Australia the best (64 per cent)... Overall, the results emphasise the need to sow varieties that have short coleoptiles at shallow depths and to take care with seed grading and the use of seed dressings...
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