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Nitrogen management in a stubble retained system in the WImmera and Mallee

Wheat stubble contributes a small percentage (2-3%) of nitrogen (N) requirement to the following cereal crop. N applied to crops that have hayed off can contribute to crop biomass and yield in the subsequent season. If soil tests are below … Continue reading

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Timing and amount of nitrogen applied is critical to achieve target yields on fertile sites

Tasmanian farmers grow many different crops with various nutrient requirements within a rotation, leading to large variation in residual soil N post-harvest. Soil testing prior to sowing and a deep nitrogen (N) test in early spring will give a greater … Continue reading

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16. Crop nutrition in a stubble retained system

GRDC stubble management guideline No. 16 What is stubble nutrition? What can I do to utilise it?  Nutrients remain in stubble after a crop has been harvested. These nutrients are made available to subsequent crops by soil microbes through break … Continue reading

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Stubble Disease Management Table

Disease Rhizoctonia Crown Rot Symptoms Shortened, brown, spear tipped roots. Bare or stunted patches in the paddock, from just a few plants to metres across.   Often, by the time you can see the symptoms there is no practice that … Continue reading

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Support for a proactive approach to disease management within stubble retained systems in the Wimmera and Mallee

Losses from crown rot in affected paddocks are usually ~5%, but can be >20%. In addition to its effects on grain yield, crown rot can also reduce grain size Whilst all of these diseases are common in any system, their … Continue reading

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Disease management in a retained stubble system under irrigation (Murray Mallee)

Stubble management for disease control in irrigated crops varies little from the surrounding dryland practices. Crop biomass and stubble loads may be higher, and more moisture is available to the crop, but the overall disease environment mirrors that of dryland. … Continue reading

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7. Tools to manage stubble during the fallow period

GRDC fallow management output No. 7 How do I manage stubbles during a fallow? A fallow paddock is a crop rotation management option in which a paddock is left uncultivated for an extended period of time. Following a fallow, there … Continue reading

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Tools to manage stubble during fallow in the Wimmera and Mallee

Stubble management requires an integrated management approach, often combining several strategies, that may vary between seasons. Stubble management during fallow is important for pre-sowing weed and pest management and stubble characteristics to maintain groundcover and enable crop sowing and establishment. … Continue reading

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VNTFA 15th Annual Conference 2017

  International Keynote Speakers PAUL JASA USA – University of Nebraska Named in 2016 and 1998 as one of the Top 25 Innovators in the History of No-Till USING A ‘SYSTEMS APPROACH’ TO BOOSTING NO-TILL YIELDS Paul is the man … Continue reading

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Managing heavy stubbles this harvest

Plentiful rainfall in the Wimmera and most of the Mallee this growing season has resulted in crops producing an abundance of biomass, and growers are being urged to think about stubble management this harvest to avoid problems next year. Issues, … Continue reading

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