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New varieties and N boost lift barley to new high

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While pleased with a yield of seven tonnes per hectare from his Gairdner barley, Tasmanian grower Rob Terry will change to Westminster in 2014 for its higher yield potential... Westminster is set to replace Gairdner as the dominant barley variety grown in Tasmania with the state's two major breweries, Cascade Brewery and Boag's Brewery, endorsing it for malting last year... Gairdner was released in 1998 and has long been the only malting variety these breweries would accept, although Barley Australia has given malting status to other varieties suited to Tasmania...
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