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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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Managing heavy stubbles this harvest

Plentiful rainfall in the Wimmera and most of the Mallee this growing season has resulted in crops producing an abundance of biomass, and growers are being urged to think about stubble management this harvest to avoid problems next year. Issues, … Continue reading

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BCG Main Field Day 2016

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Matching seeding machinery to stubble load and soil type

Dr Desbiolles (Uni SA) delivered a presentation at the BCG Trials Review Day on February 19, 2016. He discussed matching machinery to your environment, including the implications of wider row spacings, the pros and cons of paired row systems, seeder performance … Continue reading

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Spreader calibration day at Nhill

Accu-Spread specialist Russell Nichol will deliver a spreader calibration day in Nhill on June 28. Russell will calibrate five fertiliser spreaders – Amazone, Bredal, Bogballe, Marshall and Landico – showcasing their variability and performance pre and post calibration. The day, which is being delivered … Continue reading

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The GRDC-funded stubble project, ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and Tasmania’ is being led by Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), in partnership with Southern Farming Systems (SFS), Irrigated Cropping Council (ICC) and the Victorian No-Till Farming Association (VNTFA). … Continue reading

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BCG Trials Review Day 19th February 2016

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The stubble project, ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and Tasmania’ is a collaborative initiative being undertaken by four grower groups – Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), Southern Farming Systems (SFS), Irrigated Cropping Council (ICC) and the Victorian … Continue reading

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