Category Archives: Break crops in retained stubble systems

Role of break crops: establishing beans in stubble

Key messages: Beans can be established from depth by either deep direct drilling or ‘discing’ in. There were no significant differences in establishment for any method. Some seed remained unburied in the disced in treatment but emerged anyway. Weed control … Continue reading

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Canola establishment trials

By Damian Jones, ICC Canola trials established by ICC in 2014 examined the establishment of canola in response to a range of management strategies. Trials included: Soil ameliorants trial Fertiliser trial Stubble incorporation trial Stubble management trial The stubble project … Continue reading

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The nitrogen contribution of faba beans demonstration

By Damian Jones, ICC A demonstration was started by ICC in 2013 to measure the N added to the soil by green manuring a crop of faba beans. A crop of barley was sown over the green manured area in … Continue reading

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Machines in action – seeder demo day a success

The SFS Geelong branch on-farm seeder demonstration day, held on Friday 19 June 2015 was hailed a huge success! With over 220 people in attendance throughout the day, 16 units were put through their paces, sowing strips of barley to demonstrate their … Continue reading

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