Down to Earth: Varieties’ wet harvest losses differ

By Bob Freebairn
Updated December 31 2015 - 9:43am, first published June 19 2014 - 4:00am
Research has documented large variety differences for tolerance to wet harvest conditions, wind damage and ability to stand up. It is important to consider these features along with yield ability quality and disease resistance of any given variety.
Research has documented large variety differences for tolerance to wet harvest conditions, wind damage and ability to stand up. It is important to consider these features along with yield ability quality and disease resistance of any given variety.

PROLONGED wet and/or severe wind leading up to harvest has often results in big cereal yield losses, often more than 2.5 tonnes a hectare, as well as quality downgrades.

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