Category Archives: Canola establishment in retained stubble

Dry sowing with disc and tyne seeders compared

Southern Farming Systems (SFS) are running a disc versus tyne seeder trial this season. The trial is part of a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research project, focusing on maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and … Continue reading

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Examining the impact of seeding system type, urea and pests on canola establishment in a retained stubble system

In an article published in the Stock & Land on May 12, canola emergence issues in a disc versus tine seeder trial sown at Streatham on April 12 were highlighted. The trial, which was undertaken as part of the GRDC funded project ‘Maintaining … Continue reading

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Canola Plant Growth Regulators

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: PGRs had no effect on yield, dry matter produced, plant height or depth of podding in 2015. Pod height was reduced when a PGR and fungicide mix was applied at budding. Currently no PGRs are registered for use … Continue reading

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Canola on incorporated stubble

By Damian Jones, ICC Work by Clive Kirkby, a CSIRO scientist, suggests that to improve our soil carbon levels, stubbles have to be incorporated and rapidly broken down by soil microbes rather than slowly decomposing on the soil surface. However if … Continue reading

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Canola establishment demonstration

By Paul Breust and Megan Beveridge, SFS Key messages: Demonstration only no statistically significant conclusions can be drawn. Using auto steer for inter-row sowing allowed successful establishment of canola in retained stubble. Slug control was the same for a range of control … Continue reading

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Establishing canola in cereal stubble using disc and tyned seeders across a range of stubble management practices

By Paul Breust, SFS Key messages: Seed in the Rapid disc treatments was placed deeper than ideal resulting in lower plant establishment. Tyne seeder in burnt stubble was significantly higher in yield to all disc treatments and the tyne stubble … Continue reading

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Role of break crops – long season canola in stubble

The aim of this scoping study was to explore the potential of long season canola, established into grazed unburnt stubble on 28 March 2014 compared to a main season sown variety. The early sown plots were established using two separate seeders: … 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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