Tag Archives: barley

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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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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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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BCG Main Field Day 2016

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Break crops in stubble retained systems under irrigation

Faba beans have relatively large seed reserves and are able to establish in cereal stubbles. There is evidence that cereal stubbles also act as a deterrent to aphids that have the capacity to infect emerging faba crops with viruses such … Continue reading

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Spot Form of Net Blotch management in the Mallee

By Mark McLean (Agriculture Victoria), James Murray and Claire Browne (BCG) Key messages: Spot form of net blotch (SFNB) was at low levels during 2015 due to dry seasonal conditions and was unlikely to have caused grain yield or quality loss … Continue reading

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Barley fungicide and plant growth regulators

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: Marvel and Prosaro improved yields in this trial. Grain protein, screenings and retention were not impacted by any of the treatments. ICC has trialled the use of the PGRs on barley over the last few … Continue reading

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Barley varieties

By Linda Walters (BCG) Key messages: Compass was the only variety to achieve Malt 1 (assuming Malt accreditation), at both BCG sites, in the dry finish. Compass, Hindmarsh, Fathom and La Trobe are varieties best suited to the Mallee and Wimmera. Compass and La Trobe, if … Continue reading

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Spot Form of Net Blotch

By Mark McLean (Department of Economic Development) and Stuart McColl (BCG) Key messages: SFNB caused yield losses of 0.2-0.3t/ha in very susceptible barley varieties at Quambatook during 2014. SFNB increased screenings by up to seven per cent and reduced retention by up to 13 … Continue reading

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Crown rot

By Grant Hollaway (Department of Economic Development) and Stuart McColl (BCG). Key messages: Yield loss due to crown rot was greatest in durum wheat and least in barley. A PreDicta B soil test can be used  to identify crown rot levels prior … Continue reading

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