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Water-use efficiency of barley in Tasmania


Acuna, TL and Lisson, S and Matuszek, M and Johnson, PG, Water-use efficiency of barley in Tasmania, FACT SHEET Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, The project was funded by GRDC (Project UT00016), TIA, UTAS and CSIRO, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Government or Industry Research]


Barley is grown as a winter and spring sown-crop in Tasmania for malting or feed. Barley can provide growers with a flexible cereal in crop rotations comprised of a range of grain, vegetable, seed and extractive crops grown. Crop management, especially irrigation and N fertilisation is critical to meeting the quality requirements for malting of grain protein of between 9 to 11%. The aim of this factsheet is to provide information on typical WUE of barley grown in Tasmania, and to evaluate the impact of strategic irrigation and time of sowing on yield, WUE, grain quality and economic returns.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Agronomy
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Grains and seeds
Objective Field:Barley
UTAS Author:Acuna, TL (Associate Professor Tina Acuna)
UTAS Author:Lisson, S (Dr Shaun Lisson)
UTAS Author:Matuszek, M (Mr Matuszek)
UTAS Author:Johnson, PG (Dr Peter Johnson)
ID Code:85275
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-06-24
Last Modified:2013-06-27

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