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Weed management in retained stubble systems

To reduce the weed seedbank in a stubble retained system, and inhibit future weed populations that have a negative impact on crop performance, growers can use a combination of cultural, mechanical and chemical weed control methods. These practices are implemented … Continue reading

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Break crops in retained stubble systems in south west Victoria

Break crops can be grown profitably in the southern HRZ retained stubble systems but more system specific research is needed to develop best management practice. Southern HRZ mixed farms have additional break crop opportunities and can use legume based pastures … Continue reading

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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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Do faba beans have a fit under irrigation in Tasmania?

By Heather Cosgriff, SFS Key messages: PBA Samira had the highest yield under irrigation at Cressy focus site. Nura and new variety PBA Zahra also showed promise. Establishment rate of 30 plants/m2 resulted in highest yield. Low disease pressure meant … Continue reading

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The nitrogen contribution of faba beans demonstration

By Damian Jones, ICC A demonstration was started by ICC in 2013 to measure the N added to the soil by green manuring a crop of faba beans. A crop of barley was sown over the green manured area in … Continue reading

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“The inter-row gives it (the crop) a good environment for the new seedlings to emerge and come up through the soil.” – Jamie Frankel Continue reading

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