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Canola establishment trials

By Damian Jones, ICC Soil Ameliorants Trial As the soil on the trial block is prone to slaking if overworked, this can become an issue when trying to establish canola, particularly when watering up. Calcium, either gypsum or lime, can … Continue reading

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Dry sowing with disc and tyne seeders compared

Southern Farming Systems (SFS) are running a disc versus tyne seeder trial this season. The trial is part of a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research project, focusing on maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and … Continue reading

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Examining the impact of seeding system type, urea and pests on canola establishment in a retained stubble system

In an article published in the Stock & Land on May 12, canola emergence issues in a disc versus tine seeder trial sown at Streatham on April 12 were highlighted. The trial, which was undertaken as part of the GRDC funded project ‘Maintaining … Continue reading

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Canola Plant Growth Regulators

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: PGRs had no effect on yield, dry matter produced, plant height or depth of podding in 2015. Pod height was reduced when a PGR and fungicide mix was applied at budding. Currently no PGRs are registered for use … Continue reading

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Canola ameliorants

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: Applications of gypsum and lime did not increase canola emergence in 2015. This result was expected as May rainfall was not sufficient to induce slaking of the soil. As the soil on the trial … 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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Canola on incorporated stubble

By Damian Jones, ICC Work by Clive Kirkby, a CSIRO scientist, suggests that to improve our soil carbon levels, stubbles have to be incorporated and rapidly broken down by soil microbes rather than slowly decomposing on the soil surface. However if … 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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Establishing canola in cereal stubble using disc and tyned seeders across a range of stubble management practices

By Paul Breust, SFS Key messages: Seed in the Rapid disc treatments was placed deeper than ideal resulting in lower plant establishment. Tyne seeder in burnt stubble was significantly higher in yield to all disc treatments and the tyne stubble … Continue reading

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