Category Archives: Row spacing

Row spacing and stubble retention on irrigation

Guideline for growers Increasing row spacing beyond the traditional 7” (17.5cm) results in yield loss in high yielding cereals. Broadleaf crops are more forgiving of wider row spacings. Irrigation is associated with high yielding crops which equates to high stubble loads … Continue reading

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Row spacing for retained stubble systems in Tasmania

Guideline for growers Canola produced similar levels of dry matter for grazing on wide or narrow rows. Wide row spacing increased paddock scale yield by 25 per cent compared to narrow row. Grazing reduced grain yield of canola on either … Continue reading

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Row spacings in a retained stubble system

GRDC stubble management guideline No. 2  One of the biggest challenges to operating in a stubble retained system is management of the crop residue present in the paddock at sowing time. Inability to effectively sow through retained stubble and subsequent … Continue reading

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Row spacing for retained stubble systems in the Wimmera and Mallee

Guideline for growers There are both benefits and challenges that come from increasing row spacing to above 25cm in a retained stubble cropping system. Yield potential, weed competition, crop rotation, stubble loads, sowing efficiency, disease management, crop safety (from herbicides … Continue reading

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Row spacing x wheat variety at Berriwillock

By Claire Browne and Jessica Lemon, BCG Key messages: Narrower row spacings resulted in some increased yields in a low rainfall zone (this work will be continued in 2016). There was no interaction between variety selection and row spacing. Sowing … Continue reading

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Using sowing direction and row spacing for weed management in the Mallee

By Kelly Angel, BCG Key messages:  Yields were significantly higher under narrow row spacing, but sowing direction had no influence on yield. Weeds had a significant effect on yield, but the scale of yield penalty (t/ha yield loss) did not alter … Continue reading

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Molybdenum, row spacing, plant population and PGRs in Faba beans

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: Applying molybdenum to faba beans did not effect nodulation or plant moly levels. Faba beans sown at 25 plants/m² on 7½ inch row spacings produced the highest yields. PGRs had no effect on the yield, height … Continue reading

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Profitable stubble retention systems for the HRZ

By Paul Breust and Aaron Vague (SFS) Key messages: Crops can be established and grown in 6.6t/ha of retained stubble in the HRZ without compromising establishment Stubble retention in the HRZ requires careful systems based planning and attention to detail Seasonal conditions … Continue reading

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SFS Pre-Season Seeder setup days

Join local growers and industry experts to look at seeder setup and operation in retained stubble. Set up sessions at two locations on two different days: Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 2pm – Myles Read Streatham – Hinton’s Rd off the Streatham to Carngham … Continue reading

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