Category Archives: Research results

Foliar fungicides for wheat

By Damian Jones, ICC This trial is continuing on with our fungicide work, but with a program that is considering Septoria Tritici Blotch as well as Stripe Rust. Septoria tritici blotch is an important stubble borne foliar disease of wheat … Continue reading

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Plant growth regulators trials

By Damian Jones, ICC The ICC has been trialling the use of Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) for many years. Results have been mixed, but their use on barley appears to be promising with yield increases in 3 out of 4 … Continue reading

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Canola establishment trials

By Damian Jones, ICC Soil Ameliorants Trial As the soil on the trial block is prone to slaking if overworked, this can become an issue when trying to establish canola, particularly when watering up. Calcium, either gypsum or lime, can … Continue reading

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Foliar fungicides for barley trial

By Damian Jones, ICC Previous trial work at the Block had shown yield improvements in barley with the application of a fungicide at Z32-33 despite little disease being observed. Barley fungicide strategy differs from wheat as unlike wheat, the leaves … Continue reading

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Profitable stubble retention systems for the HRZ

By Paul Breust, SFS KEY MESSAGES When establishing canola into retained cereal stubble, seed should be coated with Cosmos or IBS, otherwise PSPE insecticides should be used Inter row sowing is critical for the successful establishment of canola in cereal … Continue reading

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2016 field trials

Birchip Cropping Group Rotational effects of legume termination Row spacing x wheat variety at Berriwillock Spot Form of Net Blotch management in the Mallee The effect of row spacing x row direction on weed competition and crop production at Jil Jil Time of sowing by stubble management interactions at Wemen Tracing the amount of crop […]

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Saving N for a rainy day: nitrogen management after a dry finish

By Sebastian Ie, BCG Take home messages Nitrogen applied to crops that have hayed off can contribute to crop biomass and yield in the subsequent season. When haying off is severe, a nitrogen (N) balance based on paddock history may … Continue reading

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Stubble type effect on soil nutrition

By Claire Browne, BCG Take home messages In 2016, a Decile 10 season, stubble load had no effect on soil mineral nitrogen or soil water. The presence of stubble resulted in higher soil mineral nitrogen over the summer fallow period. … Continue reading

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Wheat varieties and the influence of sowing time

By Claire Browne and Jemma Pearl, BCG Take home messages Trojan and Beckom were the highest yielding in the Mallee and Trojan, Cosmick and Scepter topped the yields in the Wimmera. There was a 0.5t/ha advantage in having earlier sowing … Continue reading

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2015 field trials

Birchip Cropping Group Rotational effects of legume termination Row spacing x wheat variety at Berriwillock Spot Form of Net Blotch management in the Mallee The effect of row spacing x row direction on weed competition and crop production at Jil … Continue reading

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