Varietal differences in yield loss with delayed harvest can be in excess of 1.5 t/ha... There was a large difference between the amount of height reduction measured at the two sites with the maximum height reduction being 7 cm at Spring Ridge in 2011 compared to 34 cm at Moree in 2012... The low protein of Commander has generally been an advantage to meet malt specifications over the past couple of seasons extremely low proteins have been achieved throughout the region (<9%) suggesting that yield may have been sacrificed at this level...
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