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BARLEY VARIETIES AND AGRONOMY - CENTRAL NSW 2010

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Schooner and Gairdner have been the preferred malting barley varieties in central NSW, with smaller areas of Baudin and some Fitzroy in the north... At both 77 and 101 mm, Fleet showed the least reduction in emergence, followed by Buloke , Commander and Schooner... 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...