Category Archives: Stubble management at harvest

Stubble management at harvest

Key messages: Stubble management starts at harvest.  Effective chaff and straw spreaders are essential in a stubble retained system. There is an increased cost associated with cutting crops low. A successful retained stubble farming system begins at harvest. When planning … 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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Harvest stubble and weed seed management in wheat and barley

By Paul Breust, SFS Key messages: Harvesting at 15cm is 20 per cent less efficient than harvesting at 30cm. Harvesting at 15cm is 38 per cent less efficient than harvesting at 50cm. Harvest efficiency increases at approximately 10% per 10cm of harvest height. Additional fuel … Continue reading

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Residue management in a no-till system

Good residue management is good for crops. The more stubble you retain, the more cover you have on your soil, and the more water your soils can retain. Wimmera agronomist and Vic No Till member Ben Cordes says “It’s about … Continue reading

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Using choppers to manage residue

Victorian No-Till Farmers Association’s Past President Wayne Adler discusses his 30ft Controlled Traffic, zero-till farming system. In this feature, Wayne specifically addresses the importance of residue management in his system. Even and uniform spread across the full width of the header … Continue reading

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Residue management in the Mallee

Mallee farmer and Vic No Till member Alistair Murdoch discusses his approach to residue management.

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