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Managing wild radish and brome grass seedbanks

Cameron Taylor and Amy Smith (BCG)   Take home messages A two-spray approach of Clearfield® rotation and premium wild radish herbicide products such as Velocity®, Jaguar®, Precept® + Lexone® and Flight® proved to be the best at controlling wild radish … Continue reading

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Stubble retention in the high rainfall zone 2017

James Manson (SFS) Key Messages Retained stubble reduced canola establishment and increased pest damage. Using an Arricks wheel at sowing improved canola establishment, especially under retained stubble. Baiting for slugs is an important consideration for growing canola in retained stubble. … Continue reading

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Pulse seed coat and zinc fertilisers in lentils

Kelly Angel (BCG) Take home messages In two years, no yield benefit was found from zinc fertiliser or pulse seed coat when used on a pulse crop going into a situation with reasonable starting nitrogen levels. Growers are advised to … Continue reading

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Availability of N from cereal stubble: 15N trial summary 2014-2016

Authors: Claire Browne (BCG), Vadakattu Gupta and Therese McBeath (CSIRO) CSIRO contributors: John Kirkegaard, Alan Richardson, Steve Szarvas, Bill Davoren, Stasis Kroker Take home messages Cereal stubble contributes only a small percentage of the nitrogen requirement for a following cereal … Continue reading

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Stubble nutrient loss from summer rainfall

Author: Genevieve Clarke (BCG) Take home messages  Rainfall over the summer fallow period will cause nutrient leaching from stubbles. Stubble crop type determines initial value of stubble and what may be leached due to rainfall. It is important to consider … Continue reading

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19. Managing stubble for moisture conservation and erosion prevention

Improving soil moisture and minimising erosion with retained stubble Key Points: Retained stubble will minimise wind erosion. It can also provide infiltration and moisture conservation benefits, depending on stubble load throughout the year. Leaving the stubble standing, with adequate residue … Continue reading

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14. Pest management in retained stubble systems

Proactive pest management in retained stubble in the Victorian and Tasmanian high rainfall zones Key points: Retained stubble provides suitable habitat for crop seedling pests to survive and multiply Burning and baiting increased crop establishment where there were high populations … Continue reading

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Tools and Technologies for Managing Stubble Characteristics in the Fallow Period

Take home messages Harvest is the starting point for all stubble management systems Every farming system  is different and is designed to suit each growers specific needs There is a huge variety of tools and technologies available for managing stubble … Continue reading

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Stubble Characteristics targeted for a retained stubble system in south west victoria

Key Messages: Desired stubble characteristics differ depending on the crop species that is being sown. Each crop needs to be examined to see where it best fits in the rotation based on the stubble residue it is following. Just like … Continue reading

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Establishing canola in retained stubble in irrigated systems

Key points: Heavy stubbles can present numerous difficulties but can be managed Canola needs shallow seed placement as it has little energy reserves to push through stubble No option to manage heavy stubbles should be ignored Establishing irrigated canola in … Continue reading

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